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ASL Interpreter code for professional conduct

What date was CPC most recently adopted? July 1, 2005
7 tenets:1 Interpreters adhere to standards of confidential communication.
7 Tenets: 2 Interpreters possess the professional skills and knowledge required for the specific interpreting situation.
7 Tenets: 3 interpreters conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation.
7 Tenets: 4 interpreters demonstrate respect for consumers.
7 Tenets: 5 interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, interns, and students of the profession.
7 Tenets: 6 interpreters maintain ethical business practices.
7 Tenets: 7 interpreters engage in professional development.
who does code apply to? members of RID, certified NAD, interns, students.
State laws VS code. federal, state, or other regulations supercede code. If in conflict, the law rules.
but I'm remote, code doesn't apply applies to interpreted situations performed face to face or remotely.
Define: Colleagues Other interpreters
Define: conflict of interest conflict: personal, financial, or profssional, and responsibilities.
define :consumers individuals AND entities part of interpreted situation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, hearing.
confidentiality exceptions? exceptions include things such as: mandatory reporting of abuse, or threats of suicide, or responding to subpoenas.
7 tenets confidentiality, professionalism, conduct, respect for consumers, respect for colleagues, business practices, professional development.
What is CPC Code of professional conduct.
Tenet 1.1 share assignment related information ONLY on a confidential and as needed basis.
Tenet 1.2 manage data, invoices, records, and other situational or consumer specific information in a manner consistent with maintaining consumer confidentiality.
Tenet 1.3 inform consumers when federal or state mandates require disclosure of confidential information.
Tenet 2.1 provide service delivery regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
Tenet 2.2 assess consumer needs and the interpreting situation before and during the assignment and make adjustments as needed.
Tenet 2.3 render the message faithfully by conveying the content and spirit of what is being communicated. Using language most readily understood by consumers, and correcting errors discreetly and expeditiously.
Tenet 2.4 request support when needed to fully convey the message or to address exceptional communication challenges.
Tenet 2.5 refrain from providing counsel, advice, or personal opinions.
Tenet 2.6 judiciously provide information or referral regarding available interpreting or community resources without infringing upon consumers rights.
Tenet 3.1 consult with appropriate persons regarding the interpreting situation to determine issues such as placement and adaptations necessary to interpret effectively.
tenet 3.2 decline assignments or withdraw from the interpreting profession when not competent due to physical, mental, or emotional factors.
Tenet 3.3 avoid performing dual or conflicting roles in interdisciplinary (educational or mental health teams) or other settings.
Tenet 3.4 comply with established workplace codes of conduct, notify appropriate personnel if there is a conflict with this code of professional conduct, and actively seek resolution where warranted.
Tenet 3.5 conduct and present themselves in an unobtrusive manner and exercise care in choice of attire.
Tenet 3.6 refrain from the use of mind altering substances before or during the performance of duties.
Tenet 3.7 disclose to parties involved any actual or perceived conflict of interest.
Tenet 3.8 avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest that might cause harm or interfere with the effectiveness of interpreting services.
Tenet 3.9 refrain from using confidential interpreted information for personal, monetary, or professional gain.
Tenet 3.10 refrain from using confidential interpreted information for the benefit of personal or professional affiliations or entities.
Tenet 4.1 consider consumer requests or needs regarding language preferences, and render the message accordingly (interpreted or transliterated).
Tenet 4.2 approach consumers with a professional demeanor at all times.
Tenet 4.3 obtain the consent of consumers before bringing an intern to an assignment
Tenet 4.4 facilitate communication access and equality, and support the full interaction and independence of consumers.
Tenet 5.1 maintain civility toward colleagues, interns, and students.
Tenet 5.2 work cooperatively with team members through consultation before assignments regarding logistics, providing professional and corteous assistance when asked and monitoring the accuracy of the message while functioning in the role of the support interpreter
Tenet 5.3 approach colleagues privately to discuss and resolve breaches of ethical or professional conduct through standard conflict resolution methods. File a formal greivance only after such attempts have been unsuccessful or the breaches are harmful or habitual
Tenet 5.4 assist and encourage colleagues by sharing information and serving as mentors when appropriate.
Tenet 5.5 obtain the consent of colleagues before bringing an intern to an assignment
Tenet 6.1 accurately represent qualifications, such as certification, educational background, and experience, and provide documentation when requested.
Tenet 6.2 honor professional commitments and terminate assignments only when fair and justifiable grounds exist.
Tenet 6.3 promote conditions that are conducive to effective communication, inform the parties involved if such conditions do not exist, and seek appropriate remedies.
Tenet 6.4 inform appropriate parties in a timely manner when delayed or unable to fulfill assignments.
Tenet 6.5 reserve the option to decline or discontinue assignments if working conditions are not safe, healthy, or conducive to interpreting.
Tenet 6.6 refrain from harassment or coercion before, during, or after the provision of interpreting services.
Tenet 6.7 render pro bono services in a fair and reasonable manner.
Tenet 6.8 charge fair and reasonable fees for the performance of interpreting services and arrange for payment in a professional and judicious manner.
Tenet 7.1 increase knowledge and strengthen skills through activities such as; pursuing higher education, attending workshops and conferences, seeking mentoring and supervision opportunities; participating in community events; and engaging in independent studies.
Tenet 7.2 keep abreast of laws, policies, rules, and regulations that affect the profession.
Created by: lfahn



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