News from the CPG Board!

·         CPG Continuing Education Reporting Period -  January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. All continuing education for the reporting period must be completed by December 31, 2016 and reported by January 31, 2017.

 

·         There will be a new and improved guardianship portal on the AOC website going live soon. A CEU tracking system will be included. CPGs should verify for accuracy and report to AOC if they discover errors.  

 

·         October 2016, the Board will have two vacancies and will be accepting applications for a CPG and a Senior Advocate.

 

·         The CPG Board will hold its annual planning meeting 9a to 3p on April 11th at the AOC office at SeaTac – There will be an opportunity for public comment. 

Announcements from the CPGB

Effective January 1, 2016, disciplinary actions will be posted on the web as described by Regulation 003.2 below.

 003.2 Posting Records. For a grievance or complaint that results in discipline to a professional guardian, the grievance or complaint, any response submitted by the professional guardian, the agreement or order imposing discipline, and any order on appeal by the professional guardian will be posted for public access on the website for the Administrative Office of the Court. (This rule only applies to discipline imposed after January 1, 2016).

New Emerging Issue -  

Effective January 1, 2016, the emerging issues topic “How to Manage a Guardianship Business” will be replaced by “Effective Listening and Communication Skills.” 

The CPGB believes that effective communication by the guardian with the Incapacitated Person, the client’s family, and service providers is critical for the guardian to effectively fulfill his/her duties.  The CPGB would like to encourage training that improves a guardian’s skills in these areas (download details by clicking here)