Certified Professional Guardian Board (CPGB)
February 12, 2007
Chair: Judge Vicki Hogan
Vice-Chair: Commissioner Fred Aronow
Dr. Ruth Craven
Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Suzanne Thompson Wininger
Robin Balsam (Excused)
Commissioner Kimberley Prochnau (Excused)
Judge Marywave Van Deren (Excused)
Judge Chris Wickham (Excused)
Call to Order:
Commissioner Aronow called the meeting to order.
Board Minutes: Professor Schmidt asked that three minor corrections be made to the minutes of January 8, 2007. A motion was made and properly seconded to approve the minutes with the corrections. Motion approved.
Chair Report: Judge Hogan stressed that the next in-person meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2007, just three weeks from today.
She also reported that the ad hoc Rules Review Committee intends to distribute the first draft of revised GR 23 and the Disciplinary Regulations at the March meeting.
Roxanne Mennes from the King County Bar Association (KCBA) will update the Board on the Initial Mandatory Certification training during the March meeting.
To facilitate public participation in Board business, a 15 minute public comment period will be added to the Board’s face-to-face meetings.
Vice Chair Report: No report.
Board went into Executive Session
Board came out of Executive Session
During the January meeting, the Board asked that staff obtain additional information from applicant Kathleen Jones. After reviewing the requested relevant information, the Application Committee recommended approval of Ms. Jones' application. A motion was made and properly seconded to approve. Motion approved. Winsor Schmidt, Elizabeth Turner and Sharon York abstained.
Application Committee - Ray Dingfield informed Board members that after the January Board meeting, members of the Application Committee submitted additional questions to staff for inclusion in the guardian task analysis survey. Staff reported that Thomas George, PhD Senior Research Associate with the Washington State Center for Court Research had been contacted for assistance. Dr. George had revised the questions provided and developed a one time questionnaire that would provide demographic profiles of certified professional guardians (CPGs) and incapacitated persons (IPs), and the duties and tasks performed by CPGs. Dr. George informed staff that the questionnaire would not answer the question, “What qualifications should a CPG have? Answering that question would require consideration of the data, possibly reviewing other states’ requirements and reviewing other professional standards. Staff also reported that Survey Monkey, an online survey instrument, was available for use.
Budget Committee - Nothing new to report.
Education Committee - Mike Longyear reported that faculty have been confirmed for the March 29 & 30, 2007 training. Discussion is taking place on the concept of conducting only one training per year. The meeting regarding the training manual was postponed and other methods of preparing the manual are being explored.
Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee – Nothing new to report.
Public Information Committee – Staff is working on the 2006 Annual Report to the Supreme Court.
Standards of Practice Committee – A phone conference is scheduled for February 21, 2007.
Old Business – Dr. Craven and the Education Committee have been discussing developing a certificate program at the University of Washington. Dr. Craven agreed to arrange a meeting with the Vice Provost of the University of Washington.
New Business – None.
The next meeting will take place on March 5, 2007 at the SeaTac facility @ 9:00 am.
Judge Hogan adjourned the meeting.
Shirley Bondon, AOC Liaison
Certified Professional Guardian Board