Unfortunate PR for Guardians

The Washington Association of Profession Guardians (WAPG) was saddened by the reported actions of Wayne Jerome Houston, CPG. Unfortunately, while we recognize that a vast majority of certified professional guardians discharge their duties to the highest fiduciary...

State Rule Making on Guardian Fees

Some of you may have recently seen the attached rulemaking notice from the Department of Social and Health Resources regarding guardian fees. Here is a brief explanation of the process that DSHS has provided for WAPG members: “The Health Care Authority (HCA) and the...

NGA Responds to “Right to Association”

The National Guardianship Association has been advised by several state affiliate guardianship associations of numerous “Right to Association” legislative bills that are being introduced in most, if not all, jurisdictions around the country. These bills are being...

Joel’s Law

On July 24, 2015, a new section of Washington State’s involuntary mental health treatment law, Chapter 71.05 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), goes into effect. This new section is called Joel’s Law. This allows a person’s immediate family member, legal guardian, or...

Trust Institutions Modernization Act

Many WAPG members who are Professional guardians are asked to act as Trustees for their clients. Many of you may not be aware of the Trusts Institutions Modernization Act (TIMA) that took effect on January 5th, 2015. TIMA provides guidance to the Department...

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,...