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New York Chapter

Welcome to the New York Chapter of the IMIA. The IMIA's goal is for all IMIA Chapters to flourish to meet all the needs of the members of each region. While the IMIA is international it believes in the 'Think Global, Act Local' motto. We will have periodic conference calls to allow members in this region to network and find ways to advance the profession together in the region. Please email your representative with ideas, issues, and topics that you think should be discussed. The IMIA believes that organizing an IMIA Symposium each year in each state should be a key goal of the Chapter. If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please let your representative know.
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Presentation For National Certification, Medicaid Coverage For Language Services & The Affordable Care Act

WEBINAR: NY State: Reimbursement of Medical Language Interpreter Services for Medicaid Patients
Friday, December 14, 2012

Presentation PDF Files:
> Ron Bass, NYSDOH
> Eric Candle, IMIA (part 1)
> Eric Candle, IMIA (part 2)

Language Access: United States Department of Justice Language Access informative presentation, please click on the link below to view.


NY Decides to Reimburse Interpreters for Medicaid Patients - October 2012

Greater New York Hospital Association

Health Care Association of New York

Western New York Health Care Association

Cities for National Board Written Exams: 

Hauppauge/Long Island
Johnson City
New Rochelle
New York
White Plains

For more information please visit

The IMIA is pleased to announce that Eric Candle is the IMIAState Chapter Chair for New York. To reach him, please email

Eric Candle, IMIA New York RepresentativeEric Candle is the President of ECdata, Inc. National Training Institute, a NY-based interpretingand cross-cultural communication training and language access consulting company and is theInternational Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) U.S. Coordinator and NY State ChapterChair. He is a qualified medical interpreter with 15 years of professional experience at the largest NY State hospitals, a credentialed translator, and a licensed Medical Interpreter trainer.Eric teaches Medical Interpreting at the City University of New York and is a lecturer at the State University of New York.  He had taught in many countries all over the world.Eric is a passionate advocate of the meaningful LEP patient's access to healthcare services and has delivered numerous presentations on professionalization of Medical Interpreting, National Certification and Language Access. His college graduation work was presented in English, German, and Russian languages.

Vice Chair Position Vacant

Responsibilities of Vice-Chair:
To assist the chair in all the tasks listed for chair as required, including chairing a meeting for the chapter should the chair not be able to attend.
Qualifications: Same as Chair

To Apply Please See Requirements for IMIA Representation:

Please Note:
Only one letter of recommendation is required for vice-chairs, not two.


Additional Documents

>Memorandum Of Support for A733 and S3740 Relating to the Provision of Language Assistance Services in Hospitals and Health Centers

>Translation and Interpretation Studies Open House March 22nd

>2010 IMIA New York Activities Report

>Endorsers of Senate Bill 3740

>April 20, 2012 Roundtable at Hunter College

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