Certified Professional Guardian Board (CPGB)
July 10, 2006
Certified Professional Guardian Board
July 10, 2006
Judge Vicki Hogan
Comm. Fred Aronow
Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Comm. Kimberley Prochnau
Judge Chris Wickham
Suzanne Thompson Wininger
Ruth Craven (Excused)
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by Judge Hogan. Members of the public were introduced by Judge Hogan, Lisa Camerota, Director of Capital Guardianship Services and Ericka Steinus, Intern for Commissioner Prochnau.
The June 9 and June 10, 2006 minutes were approved with the corrections provided by Professor Schmidt. The final approved minutes will be distributed to Board members.
The Assistant Attorney General assigned to the current disciplinary matter will file the formal complaint within a few weeks. A Hearings Officer will be solicited.
A committee consisting of AOC employees began last summer working on proposed changes to the disciplinary regulations. Those proposed changes are now ready to be reviewed by the chair and co-chair before consideration by the Rules Committee.
Judge Hogan advised that the Supreme Court denied the Board’s unanimous request for reconsideration of GR 23.
VICE CHAIR REPORT
Commissioner Aronow announced that the Rules Committee will need to meet review proposed changes to the disciplinary regulations, after the chair and co-chair have reviewed the proposed changes.
The Board went into Executive Session to consider applications for certification as professional guardians.
Concluded Executive Session
Following is the list of applicants who were reviewed for certification as professional guardians and the disposition of their applications, pending receipt of clear background checks if not received to date.
The motion was made and properly seconded to approve the applications of John Llewellyn and Harold Simms, Jr. Motion passed.
The motion was made and properly seconded to approve a request to return to active status received from Steven Lust. Motion was passed. Robin Balsam abstained.
The motion was made and properly seconded to approve the voluntary decertification of Lynn Althauser. Motion passed.
Mike Longyear reported that everything is set for the September 28 and 29, 2006 initial mandatory certification training. All Board members are encouraged to make themselves available for presentations/teaching at this training. In addition, Board members are encouraged to attend for more information on the duties, responsibilities and obligations of CPGs. Three former board members will be updating the guardian training manual -Jim Degel, Stephen Gaddis and Dick Sayre.
There was a brief discussion about suggested topics to add to the training.
Public Information Committee
The committee prepared a Request for Letters of Interest to serve on the Guardian Board. During the Board’s retreat, there was discussion about allowing non-board members to perform limited committee work. The committee asked if the request for letters of interest should be directed to non-board members who might be interested in performing committee work. The Board agreed that it should not be so directed.
Judge Hogan would like the request for letters of interest posted by August 1, 2006 so that a sub-committee can review and make recommendations to the Board for open positions due to terms ending 9/30/06 if letters of interest are received.
There was a lengthy discussion on the ethics opinion about pre-appointment conduct.
Regulation 117 was discussed and there was a question asked about the availability of blanket bonds and insurance. Staff was asked to research this issue.
Despite the various details and concerns raised about an insurance requirement for the guardians, the Board voted 12 to 1, with one abstention, to continue to explore this requirement in order to protect IPs.
Next Meeting is a telephone conference call on August 14, 2006 @ 8:00 am. Please let AOC know if you are not able to participate.