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WHCA Webinar: Surrogate Decision Making, What You Need to Know About Washington’s New Guardianship Act, and Changes to Procedures for Obtaining Civil Protection Orders for Vulnerable Adults | AL/ESF/SNF

Thursday, October 26, 2023


The Legislature has been busy over the last few years adopting new laws that change guardianship, vulnerable adult protection orders, and other laws affecting long-term care for residents with diminishing capacity. This webinar will help you learn what you need to know about the changing legal landscape in these areas, including answering such questions as:

  • When your resident can’t make his or her own decisions about healthcare and end-of-life care, who holds that authority?
  • What do providers of long-term care need to know about the changes resulting from Washington’s “new” Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act, which became fully effective on January 1, 2022?
  • What are the new court procedures to obtain protection orders against neglect, abandonment, financial exploitation, or harassment?


$39 per facility              WHCA Member Rate

$78 per facility              Non-WHCA Member Rate

You may have as many people join in as you would like—one phone/computer may log in per registration! Please register only one person for the webinar unless a second individual plans to log in from a separate location.

Login and dialing instructions will be emailed on the day prior to the webinar.

Two CEUs will be granted to each individual who completes the live webinar presentation.


Gail E. Mautner

Known for her extensive litigation background, Gail Mautner leads Lane Powell law firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Team, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and family members in disputed trust, probate, and guardianship matters.

Gail is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and a frequent speaker on topics arising under Washington’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act. Gail has been named as a “Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyer” (2007, 2011-2017, 2019-2022), "Top 100 Washington Super Lawyer" (2020-2022), and a “Washington Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® magazine and as a "Top 250 Women in Litigation" and a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. 

Gail also maintains an active practice advising clients on best practices for managing human resources and compliance with federal, state, and local employment law. Gail's hallmark is being "just a phone call away" for real-time practical advice on challenging personnel issues. She also represents clients before federal, state, and local employment agencies, such as the EEOC and the Washington Human Rights Commission. In addition, working closely with the firm’s business transactions group, Gail negotiates, drafts, and litigates executive, noncompetition, and other employment-related agreements.