Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital.
The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John George to continue in both roles, saying that wouldn't run afoul of state ethics laws.
The Biomedical Research Foundation is negotiating a deal that could let it take over the operations of two LSU-run hospitals. George will be working as CEO of the foundation.
The Advocate reports that the ethics board said since George would work in an uncompensated capacity as CEO, it removes any conflict of interest. Also, the board says George can recuse himself from Board of Supervisors decisions involving the hospitals.