Using Interpreter Services. For Nurse Delegation. Using Interpreter Services. Why would a delegating nurse need an interpreter ? Client does not speak English Client speaks English as a second language Client is unable to speak or to hear
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For Nurse Delegation
Why would a delegating nurse need an interpreter?
Interpreter service for nurse delegators is limited to use for ADSA clients
* Except deaf caregivers per ADA
Why clients may need interpreters
When clients may need interpreters
Who will pay for interpreter services?
What different kinds of interpreter services are available?
How does a nurse delegator access an interpreter?
1-877-261-6608 with this information
Use the “control” button, and hit “F”
Type in form #13-678. Select the appropriate translated form.
Go to: http://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/InterpreterServices/SpokenLanguageVendor.htm
Or consult the Word document handout “Spoken Language Providers” in the pink packet.
TTY is specialized telephone equipment
If both the client and the speaker have access to a TTY, they type questions and answers to each other.
If one party does not have a TTY, you can use the Washington Relay Service.
Text messaging or email
Check the Sign Language Interpreter Service website at
Consult the instruction page attached to the form. You may have questions about some of the fields in specific sections
Patty McDonald at ADSA HQ
PO Box 45600, Olympia WA
For questions, contact one of your Nurse Delegation Program Managers:
Doris Barret, 360/725-2553
Kay Sievers, 360/651-6828
Anne Vander Beek, 360/651-2558
OR Patty McDonald, LEP Program Coordinator 360/725-2559