Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm in a surprise move last week vetoed a recent rule change approved by the state’s Certificate Of Need Commission that would have required hospitals to form a consortium to build a state-of-the-art new cancer treatment center.

In vetoing the commission’s new rule, Granholm paved the way for William Beaumont Hospitals to move ahead with its plans to build a proton-beam therapy center on its own. That plan was one of the chief reasons the CON commission implemented the new rule in May, as hospitals opposed to Beaumont’s plan said it would spark too much competition for the costly new technology in the state and urged the commission to restrict the technology to a single center.

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