How should medical interpreters be certified?

05/6/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Oregon offers three levels of certification for medical interpreters, only two of which require interpreters to take a test demonstrating their competency in the language, and some argue that interpreters are not paid enough to justify the cost of added certification. The result is a wide range of skill levels among interpreters, which has led some to argue in favor of nationwide standards for the profession.

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