I have a medical records request form and I need someone to sign as a witness. My first thought is that I should have a notary do this.

Is this legal?

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It's not necessary to have a notary public witness and notarize the signature of a witness on a medical request form, unless the form states that it requires a notary and a notarized signature of a witness.

It is legal to have anyone acting in a legal capacity (over 18, not legally incapacitated, etc.) sign as a witness. Sometimes this is as simple as someone at the medical office or your next door neighbor.

As an aside, it's legal to have a notary sign as a witness on a medical records request form as a non-notary; but why bother to go that route?


Earlier answer on LSE: Who should witness a medical records request form?

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