Beaumont Health sues Michigan regulators after hospital plan is rejected

Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health has sued Michigan health regulators, claiming they wrongly rejected the system's application to build a hospital, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

The system submitted an application to the Certificate of Need Commission in March to build a 117-bed facility in Oxford, Mich., after a certificate of need study found a shortfall of hospital beds in the area. Shortly after, Beamont bought a 25-acre property and began planning the facility.

In the lawsuit, the Beamont claims that right after it publicly announced the hospital, the state announced plans to change its certificate of need standards. The new standards would ensure the proposed location for the hospital serves a population of 50,000 residents. 

As a result of the new proposed standards, the regulators rejected Beaumont's application, and Beamont appealed the decision.

The lawsuit claims that if the state is allowed to enact these new rules while Beamont's appeal is pending, the system will "suffer irreparable harm."

The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the commission and the state Health and Human Services department from enacting the new certificate of need standards. 

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