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Bill Would Delay Interpreter Certification Requirement until March

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 0

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefA bill in the California Legislature was amended Friday to give interpreters until March to comply with a requirement they be certified for medical appointments, a change that bill sponsors say is necessary to make sure injured workers have access to services.Interpreters say they were caught off guard last month, when the Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted permanent rules to implement a provision in last year’s reform measure SB 863 that requires interpreters to be certified in order to be eligible for payment by insurers and employers wit...

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