Notary means a person authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents for use in other jurisdictions.
Yes, many times drug department do ask for notarized documents. It’s the Notary Public’s role to verify the identity of the person signing the document. The Notary will also confirm the signatory understands the meaning of what she or he is signing.
“You bring the notary the document, he or she verifies your identity, and then the notary watches as you sign it. To ensure the process goes as planned, though, you’ll need to bring a few basic items to the signing.”
The notary should ensure that documents are properly authenticated by signing each document/page or by providing notarization page (Declaration from notary) having name/number of certificate/documents along with pages eg. “This part includes certificate X (pages), Certificate Y (pages)” etc. and should be intact (Authorized by notary tamper proof) and stapling or pasting not accepted.