MEDICAL AND LEGAL INTERPRETATION
At clinics and medical facilities, having a qualified medical interpreter can mean the difference between life and death in some cases. Historically, well-meaning family members and friends may have stepped in to help loved ones make decisions about their diagnoses, symptoms and treatment plans. Their lack of training, confidentiality and medical vocabulary put patients at risk.
Today, regulatory agencies, such as the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
and Medicare, require adherence to medical interpreting standards,
privacy requirements and accessibility guidelines, including HIPAA and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. SEGCP legal/medical interpreters are committed to ensuring that these standards are met and provide a professional, trusted
link between legal/medical professionals and non-English speaking clients.