Wilmington, NC asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for North Carolina

Q: I work for a Hospital. They require me to get my Notary and sign and notarize involuntary commitment papers on patients.

I do not feel comfortable having my signature or a Notary stamp on involuntary committed patients because your Notary is public information and this could come back to haunt/hurt me.

1 Lawyer Answer

Kirk Angel

Answered
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The law in this state is clear that you cannot be forced to sign or notarize those papers. The law is also clear that your employer can fire you if you refuse to sign or notarize. It is a tough situation, but you must decide whether you want to keep your job.

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