Calif. Lawmakers Demand Contracts For Health District CEOs

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A unanimous California Senate on Thursday endorsed legislation requiring public health care districts to have contracts with their chief executive officers, a step prompted by revelations of multimillion-dollar compensation awarded to one administrator with little public oversight.

The bill previously passed on a 76-0 vote in the state Assembly, where it will return for final approval before heading to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The unanimous votes in the deeply polarized Legislature were evidence of outrage surrounding executive pay at the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, a...
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