California Regulations 9795.1 157

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§ Article 5.7 - Fees for Interpreter Services - Definitions

As used in this article:

(a) 'Certified' means an interpreter who is certified in accordance with subdivision (e) of Section 11513 of the Government Code or Section 68562 of the Government Code.

(b) 'Claims Administrator' means a self-administered insurer providing security for the payment of compensation required by Divisions 4 and 4.5 of the Labor Code, a self-administered self-insured employer, or a third-party claims administrator for a self-insured employer, insurer, legally uninsured employer, or joint powers authority.

(c) 'Full day' means services performed which exceed one-half day, up to 8 hours.

(d) 'One-half day' means:

(1) When appearing at any Workers' Compensation Appeals Board hearing, daytime arbitration or formal rehabilitation conference, all or any part of a morning or afternoon session.

(2) When appearing at a deposition, all or any part of 3.5 hours.

(3) When appearing at an evening arbitration, all or any part of 3 hours.

(e) 'Provisionally certified' means an interpreter who is deemed to be qualified to perform services under this article, when a certified interpreter cannot be present, by

(A) the residing officer at an appeals board hearing, arbitration, or formal rehabilitation conference, at the request of a party or parties, or

(B) agreement of the parties for any services provided under this article other than at an appeals board hearing, arbitration, or formal rehabilitation conference.

(f) 'Qualified interpreter' means an interpreter who is certified or provisionally certified.

(g) 'Other than Spanish' means all language other than Spanish.

(h) 'Travel time' means the time an interpreter actually travels to and from the place where service is to be rendered and his or her place of business.

(i) 'Market rate' means that amount an interpreter has actually been paid for recent interpreter services provided in connection with the preparation and resolution of an employee's claim.