- Admitting to emergency departments or urgent care
- Taking a patient’s medical history
- Performing medical procedures
- Giving diagnoses
- Explaining treatment
- Explaining prescription medication
- Patient education or counseling
- Describing discharge and follow up plans
A court certified interpreter is necessary for:
- Any proceeding before a judge, criminal or civil
- Any proceeding on the record
- Jury Duty or Grand Jury Service
- Pre and Post Lawyer Conferences
CAAG provides interpreters in a number of educational environments from elementary schools through post-secondary institutions. Qualified, certified interpreters in this arena facilitate communication for deaf students, teachers or parents, as well as hearing teachers, administrators or parents of deaf students. Interpreters can be available for events outside of the classroom as well, including field outings, counseling sessions, parent teacher meetings, and athletic competitions.
When the healthcare provider and the patient or family do not use the same language a sign language interpreter is necessary to ensure effective communication. Not only does providing an interpreter meet legal requirements for language access, it also includes the patient and family in their treatment enabling successful outcomes in patient care.
CAAG interpreters working in the legal environment are highly skilled and prepared for these important situations. Inaccurate communication in a legal environment could have serious implications for a deaf client. Legal interpreting includes attorney/client communication as well as courtroom appearances, investigations, depositions, and numerous other circumstances.
CAAG only provides interpreters who hold either state or national court certification for any legal assignment.
CAAG interpreters work in virtually any community setting. Some examples are
employment, conferences, social services, theater and arts, and major purchases such as a
home or car. CAAG provides interpreters when there is interaction between a deaf person and a person who doesn’t know sign language, anytime, anywhere.
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