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9:03 am
Sat August 18, 2012

Lawmaker: Legislation Will Address Rehab Deaths

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker says he'll propose legislation to regulate drug treatment practices following the deaths of three people at a drug rehabilitation center in Canadian.

Democratic state Senator Tom Ivester said Friday that he believes the state should enact strict regulations on the type of treatments offered by Narconon Arrowhead.

Three patients of the center have died since October — the most recent in July. Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns has said his office is investigating the deaths.

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