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Interpreters - Standard Procedures for Working with Health Care Interpreters

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2006_053

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Non-English speaking

Summary
This policy directive describes the roles and functions of the Health Care Interpreter Service, situations in which interpreters must be used, what to do if an interpreter is not available, and the responsibilities of health care providers when using interpreters.

Date of Publication: 11 July 2006

Replaces:

  • Interpreters - Standard Procedures for the Use of Health Care Interpreters [PD2005_281]
Author Branch: Integrated Care

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Hospitals

Audience: Providers of health care services in direct contact with the public in NSW Health facilities

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Dental Schools and Clinics, Government Medical Officers, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Private Nursing Homes

Review Date: 30 October 2016

Policy Manual: Not applicable

File No: H05/001255

Status: Active

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Interpreters - Standard Procedures for Working with Health Care Interpreters

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