Sign Language Interpreter Contracts and Resources Program

Do you need to request a Sign Language Interpreter? If so, read below and we will walk you through the process.

 

  1. The State of Washington has a Master Contract for Sign Language Interpreter services and Sign Language Interpreter referral agencies.
  2. To utilize the master contract, you must meet the criteria outlined in the Master Contract User Agreement (MCUA).
  3. Payment for Sign Language Interpreters are paid for by the Purchaser’s fiscal department.
  4. In order to use the online Sign Language Interpreter Request Form, you will first need to establish an account. The process for setting up an account includes instructions on how to use the Request Form to secure Sign Language Interpreter services.
  5. After you set up your account, wait for approval status and instructions to arrive via email. This generally takes less than 1 business day.
  6. Fill out the online Sign Language Interpreter Request Form. Include as much information as possible. Do not leave fields blank.
  7. Save signlanguageinterpreters@dshs.wa.gov. All correspondence comes from this email address. The Contractor (Interpreter or Agency) involved with your request will be CCed on all correspondence.

 

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If you made a request for a Sign Language Interpreter using the online system, you should receive an email copy of your request with a service request number and Contractor’s name and email address.

To cancel your request, please email the Contractor directly. The email becomes part of the documentation chain and is especially important if the cancellation is close to the 48 hour window. Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment time are still billable to the requestor.

To avoid being billed, you must cancel outside of 48 hours prior to the appointment. For example, if the appointment is on Thursday at 2:00 pm, you need to cancel on Tuesday before 2:00 pm. The Contractor will still bill for their service fee if an Interpreter was booked regardless of when the assignment was canceled.


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