WSR 02-09-016

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ April 3, 2002 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO GR 23(m) )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-735


The Professional Guardian Board having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to GR 23(m), and the Court having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice and further determined that an emergency exists which necessitates an early adoption;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted.

(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9(i), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective upon publication.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 3rd day of April 2002.
Gerry L. Alexander, C.J.


Smith, J.


Ireland, J.


Johnson, J.


Bridge, J.


Madsen, J.


Chambers, J.



Owens, J.



GR 23. RULE FOR CERTIFYING PROFESSIONAL GUARDIANS


(a) - (l) [Unchanged.]

(m) Ethics Advisory Opinions.

(1) The Board may issue written ethics advisory opinions to inform and advise Certified Professional Guardians and Certified Agencies of their ethical obligations.

(2) Any Certified Professional Guardian or Certified Agency may request in writing an ethical advisory opinion from the Board. Compliance with an opinion issued by the Board shall be considered as evidence of good faith in any subsequent disciplinary proceeding involving a Certified Professional Guardian or Certified Agency.

(3) The Board shall publish opinions issued pursuant to this rule in electronic or paper format. A The identity of the person requesting for an opinion is confidential and not public information.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text above occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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