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28 Pa. Code § 553.24. Discharge of a minor or incompetent patient.

§ 553.24. Discharge of a minor or incompetent patient.

 An individual who cannot legally consent to his own care shall be discharged only to the custody of parents, legal guardian, person standing in loco parentis or another responsible party unless otherwise directed by the parent or guardian or court of competent jurisdiction. If the parent or guardian directs that discharge be made otherwise, he shall so state in writing, and the statement shall become a part of the permanent medical record of the patient.

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