Who Is an Independent Director?

The question, “Who is an independent director?” has received renewed interest because of recent revisions to the IRS Form 990. The IRS requires filing organizations to determine and state on the new Form 990 how many of their board members are “independent.”

This Governance Advisors column, reprinted on the Great Boards website (look under “Effective Governance Practices”) with the permission of The Governance Institute, explains the new IRS definition, argues that hospitals should adopt stronger standards for their audit and compensation committees, and discusses whether physicians on the medical staff may be classified as “independent” when they serve on the board.

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