(a) To qualify to be paid for interpreter services at a hearing, deposition or arbitration, the interpreter shall be
(1) certified, which means listed on the State Personnel Board webpage at http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/InterpreterListing/ or the California Courts webpage at http://courts.ca.gov/programs-interpreters.htm; or
(2) provisionally certified, which means deemed qualified to perform interpreter services when a certified interpreter cannot be present, either:
(A) by agreement of the parties, or
(B) based on a finding by the workers' compensation administrative law judge conducting a hearing that the interpreter is qualified to interpret at the hearing, or by the arbitrator conducting the arbitration that the interpreter is qualified to interpret at the arbitration. The finding of the judge or arbitrator and the basis for the finding shall be set forth in the record of proceedings.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307.3, 5710 and 5811, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4600, 4620, 4621, 5710 and 5811, Labor Code; and Sections 11435.30, 11435.35, 11435.55, 11513 and 68562, Government Code.
1. New section filed 8-13-2013; operative 8-13-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 33).