Authorization forms are written declarations that give permission for certain actions or provisions. They are used to confirm consent given freely and without coercion. There are authorization forms for medical purposes, for disclosure purposes and for background checks.
Medical authorization forms affirm consent for certain medical procedures to be undertaken or for a specific individual to make medical decisions for the named party in certain conditions or to state that certain medical procedures should not to be undertaken.
Authorization forms for disclosure purposes seek to find out certain information which requires stated authorization. Permission is also required for those looking to do a background check on an individual. It is important that these forms are signed by the person giving the authorization and by a witness for them to become legally binding. The witness in most cases is a notary public. The person giving their consent should also be of sound mind and body.