Multicultural Health - information for interpreters
information for interpreters
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All bookings for interpreters in Queensland Health are managed through the Queensland Health Interpreter Service.
The Queensland Government Language Services Policy states that National Accreditation Authority for Interpreter and Translators (NAATI) accredited or recognised professional interpreters should be used and that non-professional interpreters should not be used unless the situation is urgent and a professional interpreter is unavailable.
Interpreting sessions in Queensland Health may be conducted in person, over the telephone or via video conference, depending on the situation.
The Queensland Health Interpreter Service encourages interpreters to provide feedback about the use of interpreters in Queensland Health facilities.