PDFWAC 110-03-0130

Waiver of interpreter services.

(1) A party who is eligible for appointment of a qualified interpreter under chapter 2.42 or 2.43 RCW may waive interpreter services.
(2) A request for waiver must be made in writing or through a qualified interpreter on the record. When the request is made by a hearing-impaired party represented by counsel, the party's counsel must consent to the waiver.
(3) The ALJ must make a determination that the waiver has been knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently made.
(4) A waiver of interpreter services may be withdrawn at any time before or during the proceedings.
(5) A waiver of interpreter services at the hearing constitutes a waiver of a right to challenge any aspect of the hearing based on a lack of understanding resulting from an inability to understand or a lack of proficiency in the English language.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 43.216.020, and 43.216.065. WSR 20-02-031, § 110-03-0130, filed 12/19/19, effective 1/19/20.]