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SECTION 2971
Interinstitutional transfers
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-B
§ 2971. Interinstitutional transfers. If a patient for whom an order
not to resuscitate has been issued is transferred from a hospital to a
different hospital the order shall remain effective, unless revoked
pursuant to this article, until the attending practitioner first
examines the transferred patient, whereupon the attending practitioner
must either:

1. Issue an order continuing the prior order not to resuscitate. Such
order may be issued without obtaining further consent from the patient,
surrogate or parent pursuant to this article; or

2. Cancel the order not to resuscitate, provided the attending
practitioner immediately notifies the person who consented to the order
and the hospital staff directly responsible for the patient's care of
the cancellation. Such cancellation does not preclude the entry of a new
order pursuant to this article.

3. For purposes of this section, an order not to resuscitate issued by
a general hospital as defined in subdivision ten of section twenty-eight
hundred one of this chapter, or by a residential health care facility as
defined in subdivision three of section twenty-eight hundred one of this
chapter, shall be deemed a hospital order not to resuscitate.