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231 Pa. Code Rule 421. Incapacitated Persons.

Rule 421. Incapacitated Persons.

 If the defendant is an incapacitated person, original process shall be served

   (1)  upon the incapacitated person in the manner prescribed for service of original process upon a competent defendant, or

   (2)  by handing a copy to the incapacitated person’s guardian.

   Official Note

   Rule 2051 defines ‘‘incapacitated person.’’ Rule 2053 provides for the representation of an incapacitated person who is a defendant by a guardian or a guardian ad litem.


   The provisions of this Rule 421 adopted July 5, 1985, effective January 1, 1986, 15 Pa.B. 2452; amended June 3, 1994, effective July 1, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 3019; rescinded June 14, 1999, effective September 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3191. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (256958). (Editor’s Note: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has suspended its order of June 14, 1999, published at 29 Pa.B. 3191 (June 26, 1999). See 29 Pa.B. 4859 (September 18, 1999).)

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