HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 2.1.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions



Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-EntityClassLivingSubject

Anything that essentially has the property of life, independent of current state (a dead human corpse is still essentially a living subject.)

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10884 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used

Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 6 concepts

Expansion based on EntityClass v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClass

0LIVliving subjectAnything that essentially has the property of life, independent of current state (a dead human corpse is still essentially a living subject).
1  NLIVnon-person living subjectA subtype of living subject that includes all living things except the species Homo Sapiens.
2    ANManimalA living subject from the animal kingdom.
2    MICmicroorganismAll single celled living organisms including protozoa, bacteria, yeast, viruses, etc.
2    PLNTplantA living subject from the order of plants.
1  PSNpersonA living subject of the species homo sapiens.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-03-26revise2014T1_2014-03-26_001283 (RIM release ID)Vocabulary (Woody Beeler) (no record of original request)Lock all vaue sets untouched since 2014-03-26 to trackingId 2014T1_2014_03_26