Questions have been brought forward relating to the use of electronic seals and signatures on professional documents. After reviewing Board statutes and rules, including R4-30-304, as well as A.R.S. § 32-125 (E), A.R.S. § 41-132 and A.R.S. § 44-7001 through A.R.S. § 44-7043, the Board developed this substantive policy statement. This substantive policy statement is offered as guidance to persons interpreting Board statutes and rules.
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT
Electronic seals and signatures that meet the criteria of Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Title 41 and Title 44 are acceptable for all professional documents. Security, verification and control of the signature are the responsibility of the registrant.
This policy statement does not change or limit any existing rule or method of sealing professional documents.
Filed with the Secretary of State on 6-17-02.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 32-125 (B) and (E).
Arizona Administrative Code, Title 4, Chapter 30, R4-30-304.