Utah Administrative Code
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R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Rule R156-80a. Medical Language Interpreter Act Rule.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R156-80a-101. Title.
- R156-80a-103. Authority - Purpose.
- R156-80a-104. Organization - Relationship to Rule R156-1.
- R156-80a-303. Qualifications for Certification - Examination Requirements.
- R156-80a-304. Renewal Cycle - Procedures.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
This rule is known as the "Medical Language Interpreter Act Rule".
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.
The organization of this rule and its relationship to Section R156-1 is as described in Section R156-1-107.
(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:
(f) Spanish; or
(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.
(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.
licensing, medical language interpreter, certified medical language interpreter
December 11, 2017
January 2, 2019
58-80a-101; 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a)
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