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Partners HealthCare System’s plan to take over South Shore Hospital clears a regulatory hurdle

The state Public Health Council voted Wednesday to grant a license that would transfer the ownership of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth to Partners HealthCare System.

Council members approved the so-called “determination of need” certificate under which Boston-based Partners, the state’s largest hospital-and-physicians organization, would become the sole corporate owner of South Shore Hospital.

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