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Welcome to Language People’s Online Refresher Education Course.  This online course will help you to find your strengths and weaknesses as an interpreter or translator.  It will also refresh your knowledge of professional preparation for interpreting and/or translating.

As part of this course we will also provide a quick reminder of the current HIPAA standards and practices.

To begin, simply download the Reading Guide here: Continuing Education Units Study Guide, and fill out the questionnaire below.  Once we receive your results, they will be added to your agent file.

Exams must be completed in one sitting. If you leave this page your answers will not be saved.

Online Course Questionnaire

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Section 1: Discovering your Strengths and Weaknesses

1). During interpretation or translation my strengths are:
  Knowledge of Vocabulary
Knowledge of Procedures
Feeling at ease working with other interpreters
Feeling self-confident
Accepting feedback positively
Minimizing involvement with clients  

2). During consecutive interpretation my weaknesses are:
  Improper use of technique
Feeling insecure in my role
Being unaware of my loss of concentration
Lack of vocabulary
Allowing a mistake to remain uncorrected
Feeling uncomfortable when other interpreters
Too sensitive about criticism
Lack of self-confidence  

3). How do I see myself in my role as an interpreter or translator?
  I feel positive about it.
I get professional recognition.
I feel it's "just another job."
I feel appreciated for what I do.
I feel I receive fair compensation.
I feel at ease doing my job.
I get involved in local organizations because I feel I can "make a difference."  

4). What increases my sense of security while on the job?
  I keep up with changes in the law, medicine, and other fields in which I work.
I read in my source and target languages to keep up my vocabulary.
I develop glossaries and share them with my colleagues.
I attend training seminars regularly.
I always arrive on time.
I always dress as the professional I truly am.
I follow the code of ethics of my profession.  
Section 2: Professional Preparation

1). Am I willing to invest time, money, and physical and emotional energy to build a career?

2). Am I detail-oriented?

3). Do I know and understand the ethical standards of translation and interpreting?

4). Do I know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor in terms of tax law?

5). Do I know what licenses I need to be in business?

6). Is my resume up to date and appropriate?
Section 3: HIPAA Privacy Rule

1). The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) was issued by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. All of the following are accurate statements about the Privacy Rule EXCEPT:

2). Which of the following is NOT included in Privacy Rule coverage?

3). The Privacy Rule protects all "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. “Individually identifiable health information” is information, including demographic data, that relates to all of the following EXCEPT:

4). Obtaining consent (written permission from individuals to use and disclose their protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations) is optional under the Privacy Rule for all covered entities.

5). Covered entities may disclose protected health information in a judicial or administrative proceeding if the request for the information is through an order from a court or administrative tribunal, but such information may never be disclosed in response to a subpoena.

6). Which of the following is NOT one of the exceptions for a covered entity obtaining an individual’s authorization to use or disclose psychotherapy notes?

7). A covered entity must make reasonable efforts to use, disclose, and request only the __________ amount of protected health information needed to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure, or request.

8). Which of the following is an accurate statement about disclosures and requests for disclosures?

9). Each covered entity, with certain exceptions, must provide a notice of its privacy practices. The notice must describe the ways in which the covered entity may use and disclose protected health information, must state the covered entity’s duties to protect privacy, provide a notice of privacy practices, and abide by the terms of the current notice.

10). A covered health care provider with a direct treatment relationship with individuals must deliver a privacy practices notice to patients:

11). The covered entities in an organized health care arrangement must use individual privacy practices notice for each entity.

12). Individuals have a right to an accounting of the disclosures of their protected health information by a covered entity or the covered entity’s business associates, but the maximum disclosure accounting period is the five years immediately preceding the accounting request.

13). Covered entities need to analyze their own needs and implement solutions appropriate for their own environments, while adhering to all the following administrative requirements EXCEPT:

14). Legally separate covered entities that are affiliated by common ownership or control may designate themselves as a _______________ for Privacy Rule compliance.

15). In most cases, parents are the personal representatives for their minor children. All of the following are accurate statements about minors and the Privacy Rule EXCEPT:

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