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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This year, the Senate is under Republican control for the first time in many years. No spoken language interpreter bill passed the legislature this year.
HB1753 Reforms the procurement of spoken language interpreting services for all state agencies and would grant L&I interpreters the right to unionize.
HB1542/SB5398 Expands the AOC court interpreter reimbursement program.
HB1709 Requires training for volunteer foreign language interpreters in K-12 public schools.
HB1815 Directs the Washington State School Directors' Association to develop a model Language Access policy and procedure that requires use of adult language interpreters, not students, for school meetings and includes a manual of guidelines and interpretation and translation resources.