The former boss at NHS Tayside has left the health board three months after being stripped of the leadership.
Lesley McLay was effectively removed as chief executive of the troubled organisation in April amid furore over the use of charity funds for general spending.
The former nurse went on sick leave the day before her accountable officer status was rescinded, meaning she remained an employee on a £125,000 CEO salary.
All NHS Tayside staff on who have completed five years of service are entitled to six months’ full pay while absent through sickness.
NHS Tayside confirmed over the weekend she left the board on July 31.
The board refused to say whether Ms McLay had received a pay-off, according to the Sunday Post.
Jenny Marra, the Labour MSP who convenes Holyrood’s public audit committee, said a “golden goodbye” for Ms McLay would be “wholly inappropriate” given she was at the helm when Tayside fell into financial disarray.
The health board, which has relied on government bail-out loans to break even, was exposed in April for dipping into its endowment fund and transferring £2.7 million to cover core expenditure.
Soon after, the then Health Secretary Shona Robison removed chairman John Connell and Ms McLay.
In April, the Auditor General Caroline Gardner told MSPs it would be “difficult to justify” a golden goodbye for Ms McLay.