Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators: Case Study on Healthcare Interpreter Legislation in Texas

The Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators has published a useful case study on proposed, and ultimately enacted, state legislation on healthcare interpreters.  Texas House Bill 233 was enacted in June 2009.  

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The case study describes the persistent efforts of health care interpreters and language access advocates in Texas beginning in 2004 to enact legislation to establish standards for health care language assistance services in the state.  

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Information about the implementation of House Bill 233 by the Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Healthcare Translators and Interpreters is available from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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