Groups To Create Medical Interpretation Certification
Language Line Services, a for-profit provider of medical interpreters, has begun working with the International Medical Interpreters Association to create a national certification program. There currently is no uniform accreditation or certification process for language interpreters in health care settings. The new group, called The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, hopes to create a written examination to test translators' knowledge of medical ethics, privacy laws, medical terminology, and an oral exam to test language proficiency.
- "Lost in Translation: The Need for Interpreter Certification" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 10/14).