signature stamp a bad idea?

  1. My office manager told me shes getting a stamp with my signature, but i'm not sure why. She says she has one of the doctor's "for contracts" but I dont sign any contracts and all my prescriptions are electronic. I guess i'm questioning her motive and if she does order it, I feel that I should be the one to keep it, not her. I'm not sure how to approach this because it screams "I dont trust you"..... and it's right, I don't trust her -or anyone with my signature. How do I say no thanks .... or that I want to be the one to keep it (then who knows if there's an extra)... am I being paranoid? Thoughts? Experiences with this? Something I'm missing?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Weird....I sign everything individually including disability paperwork, insurance stuff, etc...most forms don't allow for signature stamps anyway.
  4. by   YoutubeTheNP
    I wish I had a signature stamp before school starts. I do about 2-400 school physicals in August/ September and I have to sign each form twice. I have a stamp for the office address but not my sig. That's when I would have used it.
  5. by   3ringnursing
    No one should order a stamp with your signature but you. You are right to question it, as I see it as a danger to you.

    Tell her no, thank you for thinking of me, but it's not necessary.

    If anything goes sideways you'll be responsible, not the office manager.

    Perhaps she would be willing to give you a stamp of her signature? Although she has far, far less to lose than you.
  6. by   caliotter3
    Your signature, your stamp, you keep it. Of course this depends on whether you see the need to order one at all. Why does she need a stamp of your signature unless she has something in mind that involves playing you for a patsy? I am certain you have thought of where this could be leading, a bad ending for you. No way. Come right out and make a comment about the illegal possibilities if the stamp ended up in the wrong hands, and look straight at her with a serious look as you say this. I would certainly be wary of her in the future.
  7. by   SopranoKris
    Honesty is the best policy. Just politely say "I'm sorry, but I feel very uncomfortable with the idea of a signature stamp. There is too much liability involved and I would rather not have one. I'd be happy to sign forms which require my signature manually. Just let me know when you need me to sign them."

    It's direct, honest and to-the-point

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