10A NCAC 13B .3205      DISCHARGE OF MINOR OR INCOMPETENT

Any 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 competent adult 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.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.