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28 Pa. Code § 553.21. Principle.


§ 553.21. Principle.

 (a)  The ASF shall have written policies for the admission, discharge, transfer and proper referral of patients.

 (b)  The ASF may not provide beds or other accommodations for an overnight stay of patients.

 (c)  A patient shall be discharged in a conscious and coherent condition and able to maintain vital life functions or shall be transferred to a hospital.

 (d)  A patient shall be discharged only with appropriate discharge instructions under §  555.24 (relating to postoperative care).


   The provisions of this §  553.21 amended October 22, 1999, effective November 22, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5583. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (247511).

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