Guardianship & Trusts guardians follow the standards of practice and code of ethics of the American professional organization serving guardians and conservators:
National Guardianship Association (NGA). Using NGA's code and standards, plus a nationwide survey of guardians about their job duties and experiences
Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) devised a set of core competencies falling into seven areas: professional practices, knowledge of the person under guardianship, surrogate decision-making, the legal process, personal management, financial management, and medical decision-making.
These are the proven, person-centered practices implemented across the country for the guardianship of adults, seniors and the elderly. Guardians become certified by passing the Center for Guardianship Certification examination on the core competencies, which above all are oriented toward acting in the ward's best interest.
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