By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A new law in Pennsylvania would require rehabilitation facilities to notify a family if a patient leaves against their advice.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
It will go into effect in 60 days.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
The law would require rehab officials to call a patient’s emergency contact if the patient decides to leave the facility against the official’s advice.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
Lawmakers believe this would give patients a chance to have their loved ones intervene and find them.