Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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Affidavit of illiterate or blind person etc

             (1)  If a deponent is illiterate, blind, or physically incapable of signing an affidavit, the witness before whom the affidavit is made must certify, at the end of the affidavit, that:

                     (a)  the affidavit was read to the deponent;

                     (b)  the deponent seemed to understand the affidavit; and

                     (c)  for a deponent physically incapable of signing--the deponent indicated that the contents were true.

             (2)  If a deponent does not have an adequate command of English:

                     (a)  a translation of the affidavit and oath must be read or given in writing to the deponent in a language that the deponent understands; and

                     (b)  the translator must certify that the affidavit has been translated.

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