Section 1, Module 1
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Signature by Power of Attorney

An individual may choose to grant permissions for another individual to act on their behalf in certain matters. To do this, the person will sign a power of attorney granting an attorney-in-fact or agent the specific powers that they with the attorney-in-fact or agent to have. The attorney-in-fact or agent may, from time to time, sign documents on behalf of the individual that granted them the authority to do so. When a document needs to be signed by an attorney-in-fact or agent the notary must review the power of attorney to ensure the attorney-in-fact or agent is acting within the powers granted to them. The notary must also ensure that the power of attorney presented to them is a fully executed document and  that the effective date of the document is on or before the current date. The notary must log in their  journal that the notarial act was a signature by an attorney-in-fact via a power of attorney.