Oregon senate bill generates debate among interpreters, LSPs, labor organizers

If passed into law, the bill would require the Oregon Health Authority to create a centralized online scheduling portal for healthcare providers that participate in the Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid to book and pay healthcare interpreters directly.

Oregon’s healthcare interpreter law goes into effect next week

Beginning next week, non-English-speaking residents of Oregon will benefit from expanded language access measures in the state’s healthcare system. House Bill 2359 (HB 2359) addresses...

Oregon law seeks to ensure language access in health care, opponents worry about side effects

Among the slate of legislation passed by the Oregon House of Representatives in 2021, one bill has stood out for those in the language...