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Who May Sign an Authorization Form?

In Missouri, the only persons authorized to sign an authorization for medical records are:

  • Persons 18 years of age or older. If the patient is a minor (less then 18 years of are), the authorization must be signed by a parent or legal guardian of the patient.
  • If the patient is deceased, an authorization must be signed by the executor of the patient’s estate.
  • If the patient is unable to sign by reason of physical or mental incapacity, the authorization must be signed by the patient’s legal representative.



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