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R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Rule R156-80a. Medical Language Interpreter Act Rule.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R156-80a-101. Title.

This rule is known as the "Medical Language Interpreter Act Rule".

R156-80a-103. Authority - Purpose.

This rule is adopted by the Division under the authority of Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a) to enable the Division to administer Title 58, Chapter 80a.

R156-80a-104. Organization - Relationship to Rule R156-1.

The organization of this rule and its relationship to Section R156-1 is as described in Section R156-1-107.

R156-80a-303. Qualifications for Certification - Examination Requirements.

(1) In accordance with Subsection 58-80a-303(1)(b)(i), an applicant for certification as either a tier 1 or tier 2 certified medical language interpreter shall provide verification that the examinations or examination passed by the applicant are administered or recognized by either:

(a) the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI); or

(b) the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

(2) In accordance with Subsection 58-80a-303(2), an applicant for certification shall apply for tier 1 certification if the language for which the applicant will provide medical interpreting is:

(a) Arabic;

(b) Cantonese;

(c) Korean;

(d) Russian;

(e) Mandarin;

(f) Spanish; or

(g) Vietnamese.

(3) In accordance with Subsection 58-80a-303(2), an applicant for certification as a tier 2 certified medical language interpreter shall:

(a) attest that an oral examination meeting the requirements of Subsection 58-80a-303(1)(b) is not available in the language for which the applicant seeks certification; and

(b) agree that if an oral examination meeting the requirements of Subsection 58-80a-303(1)(b) does become available, the applicant must pass that exam and apply for tier 1 certification within six months of the exam's availability or by the end of that licensing period, whichever is later.

R156-80a-304. Renewal Cycle - Procedures.

(1) In accordance with Section 58-80a-304, the renewal date for the three-year renewal cycle applicable to licensees under Title 58, Chapter 80a is established by rule in Subsection R156-1-308a(2).

(2) Renewal procedures shall be in accordance with Section R156-1-308c.

KEY

licensing, medical language interpreter, certified medical language interpreter

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 11, 2017

Notice of Continuation

January 2, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

58-80a-101; 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R156, please contact the promulgating agency (Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.