Documents That You May Need Notarized During Your Hospital or Assisted Living Stay:
- Durable Power of Attorney
- California Advance Health Care Directive
- Health Care Proxy
- Living Will
- Certification of Trust
- HIPAA Waiver or Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
- Assignment of Personal Property, etc.
So What Exactly is the Purpose of a Notary Public (i.e. Notary)?
By notarizing a document, Little Miss Notary is verifying that an identified person signed the statement, not that it is legal or has any claim to truth. If the contents of a notarized document are ever questioned by a court of law, a Notary Public may be cross-examined on whether she properly identified the signer, but not on the accuracy of the document statement outside the notarial certificate.
Having an acceptable ID is essential.
People in hospitals frequently do not have their ID with them. If the signer can’t get their ID to the hospital, the signing cannot proceed unless the notary knows the signer personally or can have two credible witnesses meet the notary there, the signer will have to produce ID.
Partial List of California-Approved IDs:
- California driver’s license • Other state driver’s license
- California ID card • Other state ID card
- U.S. Passport • Foreign passport
The notary cannot notarize if the signer’s condition raises any questions about his or her ability to conduct business and make decisions.
People in rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes are often there due to strokes or other debilitating conditions that may make communication difficult or impossible. Such people may be unable to speak; they may be unable to write; they may be so heavily medicated or ill that they simply cannot focus well enough to proceed. Those who are in a hospital may be in better shape but still have limited times during the day when they are fully awake and aware. Little Miss Notary cannot notarize if the signer’s condition raises any questions about his or her ability to conduct business and make decisions.
Ready to Book Your Hospital Mobile Notary Appointment?
For your convenience, Little Miss Notary is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Pricing varies from $90 to $200 per transaction depending on time and location. The easiest way to schedule an appointment or get a free quote is by texting or calling (619) 609- 8697. You can also schedule online at email us at Info@LittleMissNotary.com and a representative will return your email within 24 hours.