A county board member may participate in a development proposal affecting a business the board member does business with provided that he complies with sections 23 and 13.
- The administrator of a county hospital is a county employee.
- A county commissioner may also represent clients in real estate and health care issues before municipal, state and federal agencies, inasmuch as these matters are not of direct and substantial interest to the county.
- An elected County Retirement Board member may remain a Board member and continue private employment with an investment firm if he complies with the provisions of sections 11, 12, 13 and 23.
- Based on the Commission's reconsideration of the meaning of the term business organization in G. L. c. 268A, sections 6, 13 and 19, neither the common and ordinary meaning of business organization nor the legislative history and intent of the statute require or support the inclusion of charitable, non-profit organizations that do not substantially engage in business activities within the scope of the term. Accordingly, the Commission will not treat charitable, non-profit organizations that do not substantially engage in business activities as business organizations for conflict of interest law purposes.