"Translation and Interpreting Services Requirements for Clients with Limited English Proficiency"

Presentation and Q&A Opportunity

 New Date and Location!

 Please join the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) for a presentation and Q&A session on the MEMO that was released on Limited English Proficiency Translation and Interpretation Requirements in Oregon.


  • Provide a concise and comprehensive overview of the requirements of Title VI and other state and federal laws governing translation and interpretation
  • Provide guidance on the use of Qualified and Certified Healthcare Interpreters
  • Identify best practices to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and consequences of non-compliance 

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 (rescheduled from 8/14)  

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Portland State Office Building, Room 1B

800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232
Click here to register!

Recorded Webinar
For those who can not attend the in-person meetings, a webinar recording will be available on the OEI Training, Resources and Technical Assistancewebpage in October.

Target Audience: 

Clinical Providers, Licensing Boards, Provider Associations (Pharmacy, Dental, Medical, etc.), Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), CEOs and Administrators, Public Health Administrators, Health Plans, Policy and Program Managers, Consumers, Oregon Health Authority Staff. 

About the Presenter: 

Deanna Laidler obtained a BA in Sociology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and both a Juris Doctor and a Masters of Legal Letters in Health Law from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  Deanna has practiced health law for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including private practice and as in-house counsel for payers, providers, malpractice carriers, and county and state agencies.  Deanna is currently a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice where her primary responsibilities include HIPAA, health information technology, Coordinated Care Organizations, contracting, and regulatory compliance.


For more information, please contact Charniece Tisdale:


Phone: 971.673.1341


Accommodations are available to ensure that individuals with disabilities can participate. Please give as much advance notice as possible by contacting Rebecca Naga.    


This document can be provided upon request in an alternate format for individuals with disabilities or in a language other than English for people with limited English skills. To request this form in another format or language, please contact Rebecca Naga.