HIPAA for Interpreters: Understanding and Supporting Compliance

  • 10 Nov 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Webinar


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HIPAA for Interpreters: Understanding and Supporting Compliance

Presenter:  Michelle Scott, RN

Cost: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $25

Preregistration online is required.

Webinar link will be sent after registration

This training has been approved for the following:

ATA and CCHI approved for 1 Instructional Hour

This presentation is designed to clarify HIPAA compliance issues as the regulation applies to professional medical or health care interpreters and their agencies/departments. Understanding HIPAA will help interpreters comply with federal law. This protects the interpreters own personal liability, the liability of the language agency the interpreter is working with, and the professional liability of the health care provider. Starting out with who must comply with HIPAA and the three basic components of compliance (privacy, security, electronic data interchange), this presentation goes beyond the basics of "confidentiality" to discuss practical safeguards that interpreters should consider prior to, during and after their interpreting assignments. "Real-world" examples provide participants with common dilemmas to promote critical thinking.


Michelle Scott is a bilingual (Spanish) Registered Nurse and founder of Voices For Health, Inc. (est. 1997), a small business with offices in Michigan and California. In addition to the administrative tasks of growing this language agency from a local leader to a nationally recognized venture, she has experience in medical interpreting, medical translation project management, interpreter training, multilingual research projects, and film production. She has bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Nursing and a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology, all from Michigan State University. Her professional nursing background includes supervising a migrant clinic, coordinating migrant camp outreach programs and providing maternal support services to underprivileged populations. Ms. Scott promotes professionalism in medical interpreting through leadership in language associations and conference presentations. Currently, she is working to develop video content for VoicesAcademy.com, a new virtual conference website providing instant access to self-guided continuing education for medical interpreters and translators.

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