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Public Call for Participation on National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters
Date:6/11/2009

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A call for participants has been issued in the process of establishing a national certification for medical interpreters. The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, being formed as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit certification entity, will oversee the national certification of medical interpreters and ensure that the certification process is credible, transparent, valid and inclusive. Building upon the task forces established at the May 1st National Medical Interpreter Certification (NMIC) forum which took place in Denver, Colorado, volunteers are now needed to serve in multiple capacities in support of national certification.

Individuals and organizations are invited to apply to become a member of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters Selection Committee. The five-member selection committee is being formed to ensure that the process to select the members of the National Board is done in a truly neutral, objective way, void of any undue influence and conflicts of interest.

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters itself will consist of 11-15 board members, 7-11 of whom will be chosen by the selection committee. Board members will be responsible for moving the process of national certification forward and protecting the interest of all stakeholders that can be impacted by certification on an on-going basis. The National Board will be an independent body that constitutes the certifying entity with full autonomy to make decisions and implement policy related to certification program operation and process, adhering to National Organization for Competency Assurance Standards.

National Board Task Forces were formed at the May 1st NMIC event and are being expanded to give a large number of stakeholders the opportunity to be involved in different ways to support and advocate for the process geared to the needs of speci
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