Education and Resources
NGA Publications

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.

NGA Publications Available for Free Download

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.
Download this publication for free from the NGA Website

NGA Publications Available for Sale

NGA Brochures are available in packs of 10 of the same title and are available only by using the fill-in order form.

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
  • Guardianship/Conservationship - An Overview (currently sold out)
  • Assisting the Guardian in Selecting a Nursing Facility
  • Rights of An Individual Under Guardianship
  • The Guardian As Surrogate Decision-Maker
  • Guardianship of Developmentally Disabled Individuals

Members: $5/per pack of 10 of same title;  Non-Members: $15/pack of 10 of same title

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

PLEASE NOTE:  This publication is currenlty being updated and a revised verison will be available in 2016.  You may still purchase this version, however, please note, sections of it are in need of updating.

Annual Legal Review As Presented at the 2015 NGA Conference (coming soon!)

This manual focuses on the legal aspects of guardianship, reviewing the national, regional and state developments in legislation and case law affecting legal guardians.
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

Click here to download the Publications Order form

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