ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors would face an overhaul under legislation approved by state lawmakers after officials learned that about a third of the board benefited financially through the hospital network’s contracts.
The Senate approved the bill unanimously Monday, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
The measure will require all board members to leave their positions and reapply to return.
It also bars board members from getting contracts with the system without a competitive bidding process.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
The vote comes as Baltimore’s City Council on Monday called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign. Multiple investigations are probing lucrative deals she negotiated over years to self-published children’s books to customers that included a hospital network she once helped oversee.For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
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