RULES OF COURT
STATE SUPREME COURT
[March 31, 2022]
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS TO GR 23—RULE FOR CERTIFYING PROFESSIONAL GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS
Deborah Jameson, having recommended the adoption of the suggested amendments to GR 23—Rule for Certifying Professional Guardians and Conservators, and the Court having considered the suggested amendments, and having determined that the suggested amendments will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the suggested amendments as shown below are adopted.
(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9 (j)(1), the suggested amendments will be expeditiously published in the Washington Reports and will become effective upon publication.
dated at Olympia, Washington this 31st day of March, 2022.
RULE FOR CERTIFYING PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN BOARD
(c) Certified Professional Guardianship and Conservatorship Board.
(i) Membership. The Supreme Court shall appoint a Certified Professional Guardianship and Conservators Board (Board) of 12 or more members. The Board shall include representatives from the following areas of expertise: professional guardians and conservators; attorneys; advocates for individuals subject to guardianship and conservatorship; courts; state agencies; and those employed in medical, social, health, financial, or other fields pertinent to guardianships and conservatorships. No more than one-third of the Board membership shall be practicing professional guardians and conservators.
(3) Duties and Powers.
(xii) Meetings. The Board shall hold meetings as determined to be necessary by the Chair. Meetings of the Board will be open to the public except for executive session, review panel, or disciplinary meetings prior to filing of a disciplinary complaint. Executive session shall be limited to discussion of applications and disciplinary matters. The Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW, shall apply to the Board.