Doctor Allowed To Keep UC Regent Seat After Probe Concludes He Violated Ethics Rules
Dr. William De La Peña resigned from the health committee and gave up its chairmanship following an investigation into his efforts to strike a financially beneficial deal between his eye clinics and UCLA. But he remains on University of California's overall governing board.
University Of California Regent Violated Ethics Rules, Review Finds
A doctor on the University of California’s Board of Regents has been allowed to keep his seat despite a secret investigation that concluded he violated ethics rules by trying to strike a financially beneficial deal between his eye clinics and UCLA, part of the university system the regents oversee. Dr. William De La Peña also engaged in discussions about a prominent eye center affiliation involving UCLA even after recusing himself, an investigation found. At the time, he was chairman of the regents’ health services committee. (Ornstein, 5/2)