§ 2994-l. Interinstitutional transfers. If a patient with an order to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment is transferred from a mental hygiene facility to a hospital or from a hospital to a different hospital, any such order or plan shall remain effective until an attending physician first examines the transferred patient, whereupon an attending physician must either:
1. Issue appropriate orders to continue the prior order or plan. Such orders may be issued without obtaining another consent to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment pursuant to this article; or
2. Cancel such order, if the attending physician determines that the order is no longer appropriate or authorized. Before canceling the order the attending physician shall make reasonable efforts to notify the person who made the decision to withhold or withdraw treatment and the hospital staff directly responsible for the patient’s care of any such cancellation. If such notice cannot reasonably be made prior to canceling the order or plan, the attending physician shall make such notice as soon as reasonably practicable after cancellation.