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Properly Identifying Patients, Medical Professionals For Notarizations

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - Healthcare Notaries are often called upon to notarize documents for both patients and medical professionals they work with. In an environment of patient care, positively identifying signers can be a challenge, so there are a few important tips every healthcare Notary should remember when identifying signers:

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Q&A: Protecting Healthcare Information And Following Medical Privacy Laws

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - The Healthcare Professionals Sectionspoke with Tena Friery, a healthcare privacy expert with the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego, California, about steps Notaries need to take to protect sensitive information in a healthcare setting.

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Q&A: The Notary's Role In Financial Planning

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - The Financial And Corporate Services Section recently spoke to Professor Mary Quist-Newins, Director of the State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services and professor at The American College, about the challenges faced by those working in the industry, and the crucial role Notaries play in notarizing related document transactions.

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Training Is On Agenda For America's Realtors And Notaries

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - America’s Realtors are embracing the notion that more training and professional certifications will help them serve their clients better, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The same lesson applies to America’s Notaries.

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Surrogacy Scam Underscores Importance Of Proper Notarial Procedures And Documentation

By NNA Staff on September 21, 2011 - A recent corruption case in which a Ukraine-based organization scammed surrogate mothers into a “baby-selling ring” is increasing the scrutiny of adoption-related procedures. A likely target of scrutiny will be proper documentation, much of which involves notarization.

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Court Cases Highlight The Importance Of Proper Notarizations In Democratic Process

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2011 - With the nation gearing up for the 2012 election cycle, a number of election-related legal cases involving improper notarizations are coming to light.

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Hotline Tip: Do Witness Signatures Require Notarization?

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2011 - When notarizing a power of attorney, do the witness signatures also need to be notarized? Also, do I charge only for the signature being notarized, or should I also charge for the witnessing of the witness signatures?

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NNA Launches Member Advocate Program To Advance The Notary Office

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2011 - The National Notary Association is looking for dedicated, professional Notaries to become part of its dynamic, new “Member Advocate Program” to help support Association initiatives that strengthen the Notary office.

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Non-Attorney Notary Foreign Language Ad Disclaimer On N.Y. Governor's Desk

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2011 - A bill that would regulate how New York Notaries advertise their services in foreign languages and require them to post disclaimers has been approved by the State Legislature and is on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for his signature.

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NSA-Small Business Section Advisor: Kelly Manning

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2011 - Kelly Manning is the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network State Director with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) based in Denver, Colorado.

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