CommuniCal bill discussion set for Oakland

OAKLAND _ Interpreting for California plans to meet over the weekend to discuss the status of AB 2325, a bill that seeks to establish a program to provide interpreters for limited English proficient Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at 11 am at 2201 Broadway Ave. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room in Oakland. RSVP to to ifcbayarea@gmail.com or calling 619-206-5179.

AB2325 would require State Department of Health Care Services to establish a Medi-Cal Patient-Centered Communication program (CommuniCal) that would be administered by a third-party administrator. The bill also would set up the CommuniCal Program Fund in the State Treasury to fund the CommuniCal program.

Under the bill, the department would have the authority to certify CommuniCal medical interpreters (CCMIs).

NCI offering federal interpreter written exam prep in 3 cities this summer

fcice workshops

The National Center for Interpretation at the University of Arizona is gearing up for its final FCICE Written Test Prep workshops of the year. The trainings are scheduled for July and August in Baltimore, Austin and San Francisco. The 2-day … [Continue reading]

CFI-TTIG bill on interpreter verification before CA Senate

CFI President Ariel Torrone and TTIG Chair Angie Birchfield.

CFI, with the support of The Translators and Interpreters Guild (TTIG), is sponsoring legislation to ensure quality interpretation and to prevent fraudulent use of interpreters’ credentials. AB2370, introduced by Assembly Member Ed Chau earlier … [Continue reading]

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Come see us at NAJIT!

NIAN

The National Interpreter Action Network looks forward to seeing all of our colleagues at this weekend's conference of the National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators. Stop by our table and pick up a pen, or one of our popular … [Continue reading]