Amended bill calls for firing current U of Maryland Medical System board members

Legislation to completely overhaul Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System's board is headed to the House floor, according  to local TV station WBAL.

The bill was first introduced in March after reports that nine of UMMS' 30 board members benefitted from business deals with the health system, including a $500,000 book deal with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

As amended, the bill requires all current board members to be terminated from their positions.

"They will be terminated in two different batches, so that we separate some in June and some in October," Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee Chairwoman Shane Pendergrass told WBAL.

The bill would also limit the number of board members to 25 and prohibit members from using their position for private gain, according to the report.

Access the full WBAL article here.

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