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.

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It will go into effect in 60 days.

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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.

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Lawmakers believe this would give patients a chance to have their loved ones intervene and find them.