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Federal Officials Rapidly Expanding Nationwide Campaign Against The Unauthorized Practice Of Immigration Law

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Federal officials plan to quickly expand their nationwide, multi-agency initiative to combat the unauthorized practice of immigration law to about 20 more cities by the end of the year.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize For A Signer Suffering From Dementia?

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Does California law specify that a Notary Public cannot notarize documents for a person known to suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s?

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Immigrants Face New ID And Fraud Challenges Under Federal Healthcare Reform

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - U.S. healthcare reform will require immigrants to provide proof of their identity in order to purchase coverage from state insurance exchanges — but lack of clear official instructions may leave immigrants vulnerable to con artists seeking to exploit them by offering false healthcare information.

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New Jersey And Colorado Join States In Declaring Webcam Notarizations Unacceptable

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - New Jersey and Colorado have joined several other states in declaring that remote webcam notarizations are unacceptable and that personal appearance is a requirement for all notarial acts.

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NNA Participates In National Conference Where Officials Reaffirm E-Notarization Standards and Induct New President

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Top state Notary officials from across the nation recently gathered at this year’s National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Summer Conference in Daniels, West Virginia, where NNA representatives were on hand to share information with them on key legislative, technology and notarization developments.

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Q&A: Job Trends For Notaries In The Legal Profession

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - In today’s economy, finding employment in the legal field can be challenging. But with a few tips and a little motivation you can get yourself ahead of the game. The Legal Professionals Section spoke with Marge Dover, executive director of the National Association of Legal Assistants, about job trends in today’s economy and what areas of law practice have need for Notaries.

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Q&A: Patient Identification and Fraud Prevention

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Use of stolen or fraudulent information to obtain healthcare services is a growing problem throughout the United States, but Notaries working in healthcare are in a position to help prevent this problem. The Healthcare Professionals Sectionspoke with Lorraine Fernandes, IBM’s global healthcare information technology and identification management expert, to discuss possible fraud prevention solutions.

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Recommended Notary Practices: Requesting A Journal Thumbprint

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Notaries increasingly are asking them to record their thumbprints in journal entries.

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Reporting Medicare Fraud

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2011 - Medicare fraud is a widespread problem throughout the U.S. healthcare industry, and Notaries working in the industry need to know how to spot and report signs of fraud.

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Healthcare Professionals Section Advisor: Carol Salter

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2011 - Carol Salter is the Contracts Coordinator at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado, where she has been since 1995.

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