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Rhode Island Licensed Interpreter

If you as a consumer or paying party have complaint about a Rhode Island licensed interpreter/transliterator such as:

a) a violation of the Code of Ethics
b) harm done due to inaccurate interpreting
c) an unqualified interpreter

You may report to:

The Board of Examiners Interpreters for the Deaf under the Rhode Island Department of Health is the appropriate point of contact regarding complaints about an interpreter/transliterator's service.

Concerns about the service received by a paying party or a consumer can be directed to:

Arlene Hartwell, Board Manager
The Board of Interpreters for the Deaf
Office of Health Professionals Regulation
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-7883
Email: arlene.hartwell@health.ri.gov
File complaints online - please click here

Paying parties and consumers are also encouraged to make any concerns known to the interpreter referral specialist of RI CDHH for a particular assignment.

And/or you may want to send your complaint/concerns through interpreter's professional certification organizations.

Please click below if you know what type of certification the interpreter possesses:

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) - Ethical Practices System (Interpreter Complaints).

Ethial Practices System Policy Manual - please click here

Ethical Practices System Official Complaint Form:
PDF version - please click here

Questions or for assistance, please contact the EPS Staff:
(703) 838-0030 x214 voice
(571) 384-5849 videophone
Email: Ethics@rid.org

State Screening Exams:

Massachusetts - Any concerns can be directed to:

Interpreter Referral Department
Massachusetts Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
150 Mount Vernon Street, Suite 550
Boston, MA 02125

Florida - Any concerns can be directed to:

1) Quality Assurance Chair, Randy McDavid MRC, CSC - rmcdavid@fccj.edu

2) Quality Assurance Administrator, Maureen Longo-Tuccelli - longoma@aol.com

Texas - Board for Evaluation Interpreters - Guidelines for Complaint Resolution - please click here