Certified Professional Guardian Board (CPGB)
September 12, 2005
Vice-Chair: Commissioner Fred Aronow
Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Members Judge Vicki Hogan
Absent: Commissioner Scott Collier
Call to Order:
Commissioner Aronow called the meeting to order.
The draft August 8, 2005 minutes were approved.
Chair Report: None
Commissioner Aronow updated on the vacant Board positions, suggesting we find others to nominate. The person for the vacant DSHS position on the Board has been nominated to the Supreme Court. SCJA nominations have been requested, and the name of the ARC nominee was submitted to Judge Hoganby Hank Hibbard.
The Board went into executive session.
The Board went into executive session.
The Board went back into open session.
Lonnie Burns - Recommendation by Certification Committee to ask candidate for more information regarding dates of experience, and a written explanation of his 1976 conviction for firearms violation.
Tina Doneen – Recommendation to approve by Certification Committee. Mike Longyear and John Jardine abstained. It was moved to approve.
Brandy Finney – Certification Committee recommended approval. John Jardine abstained. It was moved to approve; vote for certification was denied.
Moved and seconded to reconsider the Tina Doneen vote, passed.
Board moved to Executive Session.
Board moved out of Executive Session.
It was moved to defer further consideration of Tina Doneen’s application until information is provided that indicates she can be bonded and can provide malpractice insurance coverage. Motion was seconded. Amended so that bonding only is required, with consent of the second. Passed.
It was moved to reconsider the vote on Brandy Finney. Motion was made to pend the application of Brandy Finney until information is provided that indicates she can be bonded. Motion was seconded and passed.
Stana Triplett – Request information on pending degree and more information on work experience.
Jeffrey Zittel – Motion to approve, passed.
Lawrence Christensen - Motion was made to reconsider the previous Board action to deny his application.
A motion was made to approve application of Lawrence Christensen after considering additional information provided by Mr. Christensen. The motion was seconded and approved, with three Board members voting no:
The following were motions to accept Voluntary Resignations. Each motion was seconded and approved for:
Nancy D. Caldwell, Marion J. Cloutier, Marilyn L. Kelly, Jeannine R, King, and Holly L. Pedit.
Allan E. Cory was seeking inactive status. It was moved, seconded, and approved.
Motion was made to rescind approval of certification on Cheryl Wood unless the annual fee is paid by
We reviewed the revised application by Ray Dingfield. It was recommended that we delete the use of the color red in the application because anyone that is color-blind would see nothing in red text. It was also discussed that we remove the home address, the Social Security number, require a physical address for the business, remove the driver’s license number, remove date of birth and use only year of birth, and request a certified copy of the transcript.
Education Committee - Mike Longyear reminded all that the Mandatory Guardian Training will be held September 29 and 30, 2005 with some adjustments made to the class schedule.
On September 30 Tom O’Brien will chair a certified guardian session on advanced issues.
The 2006 Mandatory training will be March 30 and 31, 2006.
Hank Hibbard brought up those who have not complied with continuing education requirements for 2004, and asked that the four guardians who have not complied be decertified. It was moved, seconded and approved to decertify the following guardians:
Linda S. Abe, Kirsten S. Noble, William G. Simmons, and Andrea C. Smith.
John Jardine said the National Guardianship program is in the process of being approved by the Education Committee.
Hank Hibbard referenced his discussion with a National Guardianship Association representative that Washington was unlikely to add testing to its certification requirements, at least in the near future.
Ethics Committee – The Committee has started to review the Standby Guardian language drafted by John Jardine.
They are also working on an Ethics Opinion as a guideline for guardians on records retention.
Two other issues that are being worked on are requiring Errors & Omissions insurance or other proof of ability to respond in damages for guardians and the ability of guardians to assume control of assets in advance of an appointment.
Public Information Committee - has no report, except that Sylvia Nelson has been sending out weekly updates of the approved CE Programs to the guardian listserv, which is very helpful to the guardians.
Rules Committee - need to correct the reference to Continuing Education Regulations to strike 118 and renumber regulations accordingly to conform to this change.
Mike Longyear referenced the WSBA Elder Law report on Public Guardianships and noted that the report is available on the Section's website. Winsor Schmidt pointed out that there is a proposal for legislative action on this subject.
SOPC Committee - reported there are four active panels and panels that are appointed and pending appointment.
Old Business – John Jardine pointed out that there would be an opportunity to discuss with the CPG Board some upcoming decisions.
New Business – No new business.
Meeting was adjourned.
Sylvia Nelson for
Judge Vicki Hogan, Chair
Certified Professional Guardian Board
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