1. What is the Guiding Principle for #1 Confidentiality?
    Interpreters hold a position of trust in their role as linguistic and cultural facilitators of communication. Confidentiality is highly valued by consumers and is essential to protecting all involved. Each interpreting situation (e.g., elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, legal, medical, mental health) has a standard of confidentiality. Under the reasonable interpreter standard, professional interpreters are expected to know the general requirements and applicability of various levels of confidentiality. Exceptions to confidentiality include, for example, federal and state laws requiring mandatory reporting of abuse or threats of suicide, or responding to subpoenas.
  2. What is the Guiding Principle for #2.0 Professionalism?
    Interpreters are expected to stay abreast of evolving language use and trends in the profession of interpreting as well as in the American Deaf community. 

    Interpreters accept assignments using discretion with regard to skill, communication mode, setting, and consumer needs. Interpreters possess knowledge of American Deaf culture and deafness-related resources.
  3. When should an interpreter request support? What code does this follow?
    2.4 Request support (e.g., certified deaf interpreters, team members, language facilitators) when needed to fully convey the message or to address exceptional communication challenges (e.g.cognitive disabilities, foreign sign language, emerging language ability, or lack of formal instruction or language.
  4. Interpreters engage in professional development
    • higher education,
    • attend workshops,
    • seek mentoring,
    • participate in community events,
    • participate in independent studies,
    • know current policies, laws, and regulations that affect the profession.
  5. Avoid performing dual_____?
    What code does this follow?
    • 3.3
    • Avoid performing dual or conflicting roles in interdisciplinary (e.g. educational or mentalhealth teams) or other settings.
  6. What about the workplace codes of conduct?
    What code does this follow?
    • 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.
  7. How can an interpreter present themselves appropriately? What code does this follow?
    • 3.5
    • Conduct and present themselves in an unobtrusive manner and exercise care in choice of attire.
  8. What should an interpreter refrain from doing before or during the performance of duties.
    What code does this follow?
    • 3.6
    • Refrain from the use of mind-altering substances before or during the performance of duties.
  9. What should an interpreter do if they discover any actual or perceived conflicts of interest?
    What code does this follow?
    • 3.7
    • disclose the conflict to the parties involved
  10. What actual or perceived conflicts of interest should the interpreter avoid?
    What code does this follow?
    • 3.8
    • Avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest that might cause harm or interfere with the effectiveness of interpreting services.
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Code of Professional Conduct