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Sen. Rodriguez: GMH takeover "confusing"

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The chief executive's recent action regarding the board of directors at the Guam Memorial Hospital has Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. looking for answers. He sent Governor Eddie Calvo a letter questioning the action and asking the governor to recall his termination of the board members and allow the Guam Legislature to play a hand in nominating a replacement board.

"There is an existing law - Public Law 30-190 - that sets up a procedure on how new boards are to be put in place," the freshman policymaker explained. "So I know that law was put in place for accreditation requirements, I believe, so that's something I just want him to clarify."

In the letter Rodriguez quotes the law he is referring to, which he says states that "The positions shall not end six months prior to or six months after the election of governor". Rodriguez does however note in the correspondence that Calvo's authority under the Organic Act does trump Guam law.

In addition, Rodriguez urges the governor to allow a trustees nominating council be empanelled.

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