(1) A notary public commits official misconduct when he or she signs a certificate evidencing a notarial act, knowing that the contents of the certificate are false. Official misconduct also constitutes unprofessional conduct for which disciplinary action may be taken.
(2) A notary public who commits an act of official misconduct shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(3) Any person not appointed as a notary public who acts as or otherwise impersonates a notary public shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Effective dates—2002 c 86:
See note following RCW 18.08.340