PDFWAC 110-03-0150

Requirements that apply to decisions involving LEP parties.

(1) When an interpreter is used at a hearing, the ALJ must explain on the record that decisions are written in English and that OAH will provide an interpreter for a sight translation of the decision at no cost to the party needing interpreter services.
(2) OAH must provide the party needing interpreter services information about how to obtain those services. Information about how to access interpreter services must be attached to or included in the decision or order. The individual who provides the interpreter services does not need to be the same individual who provided the interpreter services at the hearing.
(3) OAH or the review judge must provide a copy of a decision or order to an interpreter for use in sight translation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 43.216.020, and 43.216.065. WSR 20-02-031, § 110-03-0150, filed 12/19/19, effective 1/19/20.]