PDFWAC 110-03-0140

Requirements that apply to the use of interpreters.

(1) Interpreters must:
(a) Use the interpretive mode that the parties, the LEP person, the interpreter, and the ALJ consider the most accurate and effective;
(b) Interpret statements made by the parties, witnesses, and the ALJ;
(c) Not disclose information about the hearing without the written consent of the parties unless required by law; and
(d) Not comment on the hearing or give legal advice.
(2) The ALJ must allow enough time for all interpretations to be made and understood.
(3) If a party is hearing impaired, the ALJ may record a video of the hearing to be used for verifying the official transcript of the proceedings.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 43.216.020, and 43.216.065. WSR 20-02-031, § 110-03-0140, filed 12/19/19, effective 1/19/20.]