Introduction to Interpreting Roles and Ethics in Healthcare

  • 15 Jan 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center


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Introduction to Interpreting Roles and Ethics in Healthcare

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Michelle A, Scott, RN, MA; Founder, President & CEO (Voices for Health, Inc.) 

Beverly Treumann, CHITM, CMI, Program and Quality Assurance Director, Health Care Interpreter Network

With special introduction by Victoria Alvarenga RN, BSN, CRRN, Clinical Instructor, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

CHIA Standards book will be given to all attendees.


CHIA Member/Non-Member  $20  


Online registration is required. No registration onsite.

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 E. Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242


Training will be held in the Outpatient Building (OPB) Auditorium Rm #1088. OPB is directly across from parking lot. Parking is free.

(Note: The hospital is on a large campus. To find your way, rather than look for the RLANRC address on a map, look for Emily Lane on your Google map where it crosses Old River School Road. The parking structure is on Emily Lane. On a Rancho map, the same street may be called Leeds Street.)

CEU Information

  • CCHI: 2.0 hours approved (ID #09008)
  • IMIA:  0.2 CE (ID #18-1362)
  • RID: pending
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center designates this educational activity as follows: 

    Provider approved California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #00786 for 2 Contact hours; NAC Provider #1218 for 2 contact hours for CNA's.

Attendees must be present for the entire training in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs. 

DHS County employees wear County badges. All others should present proof of online registration received from this website (printed or visible on your smart phone).

About the program

After a brief presentation about patients' rights to language access services, the importance of trained and qualified interpreters, and how the publication, CALIFORNIA STANDARDS FOR HEALTHCARE INTERPRETERS: Ethical Principles, Protocols, and Guidance on Roles & Intervention, is structured to guide interpreters through the complex task of healthcare interpreting, participants will consult their own free copies of the booklet as they discuss common dilemmas in small groups.  Bring your own anecdotes about challenging situations.  This session can be helpful to individuals preparing for certification and for experienced interpreters seeking a review of fundamentals. A CHIA Standards booklet will be available for all attendees. 

Who should attend this session?

Individuals who are new to the field, ASL interpreters new to healthcare interpreting, certified interpreters seeking a review of fundamentals, individuals responsible for ensuring that their interpreters have training in ethics and roles, professional interpreters preparing for national certification, and attendees who want to attend a session in which they will have ample opportunity to talk with other interpreters about ethical dilemmas.

Host info

This program is hosted by Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Their employees will make up the primary audience.

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