CHIA Webinar - HIPAA for Interpreters: Understanding and Supporting Compliance

  • 10 Dec 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Webinar


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Presenter:  Michelle Scott, RN

Cost:  FREE

Preregistration online is required.

The webinar link will be sent with confirmation of your registration. The webinar platform will ask for your name, email address, and state.

This training has been approved for the following: CCHI 1 

CCHI: 1 Instructional Hour

ATA: 1 Continuing Education Point

This presentation is designed to clarify HIPAA compliance issues as the regulation applies to professional medical or health care interpreters and their agencies/departments. Understanding HIPAA will help interpreters comply with federal law. This protects the interpreters own personal liability, the liability of the language agency the interpreter is working with, and the professional liability of the health care provider. Starting out with who must comply with HIPAA and the three basic components of compliance (privacy, security, electronic data interchange), this presentation goes beyond the basics of "confidentiality" to discuss practical safeguards that interpreters should consider prior to, during and after their interpreting assignments. "Real-world" examples provide participants with common dilemmas to promote critical thinking. 

Michelle Scott is a bilingual RN and CEO of Voices For Health, Inc.® (est. 1997). Her experience includes medical interpreting, translation project management, interpreter training, curriculum development, research coordination and film production. Her bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Nursing and master’s degree in Medical Anthropology were earned at Michigan State University. As a nurse she supervised a migrant clinic, coordinated migrant camp outreach programs and provided maternal support services. She is the administrator for, a virtual conference website providing instant access to self-guided continuing education for medical interpreters. She joined the CHIA board in 2015. 

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