The interpreter is there to: (1) Facilitate communication, not conduct the interview. (2) Ensure the message gets across accurately and without being “filtered”. They are not there to give advice or opinion and are required to be objective and impartial. (3) Interpret what is said. The interpreter will interpret only what is said by the service provider or client, without adding or subtracting information. (4) Assist with the immediate communication needs, not to act on either party’s behalf, fill out long forms, take comprehensive patient/client histories or conduct in depth information sessions.