are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports and fill rate by language and by county are posted on HCA’s website
HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE
July 2019 $41.00
July 2018 $39.76
July 2017 $38.50
July 2016 $38.00
July 2015 $37.10
July 2014 $32.50 July 2013 $32.00 July 2012 $31.50 July 2011 $30.00
FIRST UNION CONTRACT 2010 $21.00
HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS
SFY2012 201,576 SFY2011 196,000
HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET
Jul 2013/Jun 2015 $25.1M
Jul 2011/Jun 2013 $18.1M
Jul 2009/Jun 2011 $23.0M
A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011.
The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.
The new coordinating entity, ULS took over the contract on July 1, 2018.
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SB 6245 Concerning spoken language interpreter services
SB 6245 would centralize and consolidate the procurement of spoken language interpreter services thereby reducing administrative costs while protecting consumers. It would also limit testing for languages and regions where there are already too many interpreters.
Update: Signed into law on March 23, 2018. Goes into effect on June 7, 2018.
HB 1186 Provision of and reimbursement for certain court interpreter services
Introduced at the behest of the Board of Judicial Administration, HB 1186 (a) requires presiding officers to appoint a certified, registered, or qualified interpreter at public expense in all legal proceedings in which a non-English-speaking person is a party or is compelled to appear; (b) provides for reimbursement by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) of one-half of the costs for interpreters, subject to the availability of funds specifically appropriated for this purpose; and (c) requires presiding officers to track and provide interpreter cost and usage data annually to the AOC.