NGA offers publications for sale or free download. These publications are designed to complement NGA’s training and assist guardians.
Publications may be ordered by using a fill-in PDF form that is faxed, emailed or mailed. Click here to download the Publications Order Form.
To purchase the NGA Study Guides for national and state specific Certification Review Courses, click here.
NOTE: Items must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund. There will be a $25 per item restocking fee for all orders returned. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of all items.
Model Code of
Ethics for Guardians
Reviews ethical issues dealing with:
relationship between the guardian and the person; custody of the
person; management of the estate;
termination and limitation of guardianship; and more.
Download this publication for free
from the NGA Website
Standards of Practice for Guardians
These 25 nationally recognized standards,
adopted by NGA in 2013, include: Conflict of Interest; Decision
Making; Medical Services and Medical
Treatment; Management of the Estate and the Person, and more. Each
standard is explained in detail and provides
guidance to guardians in the private and public sectors.
publication for free from the NGA Website
NGA Brochures are available
in packs of
10 of the same title and are available only by using the fill-in
The brochures explain in simple terms the basics
of guardianship and the responsibilities of the guardian in various situations.
Seven titles including:
- Questions and Answers About Guardianship
- The Guardian and Informed Consent
- An overview
- Assisting the Guardian in Selecting a Nursing Facility
- Rights of An Individual Under Guardianship
- The Guardian As Surrogate
- Guardianship of Developmentally Disabled Individuals
Members: $5/per pack of 10 of same title;
Non-Members: $15/pack of 10 of
Starting a Successful Guardianship Practice
Whether you are new to the guardianship
field, or need guidance with business issues, this manual is
for you! It addresses issues such
as: business plan, business structure, insurance, marketing,
licenses & taxes, and more.
Member Price: $55.00;
Non-Member Price: $75.00
Annual Legal Review As Presented at the 2014 NGA
This manual focuses on the legal aspects of
guardianship, reviewing the national, regional and state
developments in legislation and case law affecting legal
Members: $75.00; Non-Members: $100.00
Agency Sample Policies and Procedures
This publication is a compilation of some
policies and procedures from guardianship programs across the
country. Organized by type of policy
and contributing program this manual makes updating or creating
an internal manual of your own as easy as possible.
Members: $150; Non-Members: $200
Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian
Needs To Know
At last -- the book you wish someone had
written...and now your association has! It is a must-have
reference book for new and experienced
guardians. And includes reference materials to provide you with
the right “tools” for a good guardianship practice.
Members: $50; Non-Members: $75
Cultural and Religious Diversities: Their Impact
on End-Of-Life Decision
This manual’s focus on familiarizing you with
other cultures and religions is essential to a successful,
ethical, and professional practice.
Understand these diversities in order to facilitate ethical end
of life decisions.
Members: $10; Non-Member: $15
here to download the Publications Order form