A significant but often-overlooked qualification among telephonic interpreters is that of being established in the United States, where HIPAA laws are binding and more enforceable among participants who serve government-funded and health-related programs.
Local laws that govern the handling of privileged information, while binding within the laws of the United States, may be highly costly to enforce on an international level where some larger OPI firms draw their linguistic talent.
CertifiedsOnly, LLC does not network with a global pool of interpreters, but only with those that are established in the United States.
Disclosure of Private Health Information (PHI) is now punishable by law, resulting in heavy fines or even imprisonment of those who knowingly overlook such a breach.
This is an important aspect of our administrative
HIPAA-compliant guarantee of service, as we share your concern.
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