HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: primaryObserverQualification


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0242
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

HL7-defined code system of concepts used to provide a general description of the kind of health care professional who provided the primary observation. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the PEO and PCR segments.

Publisher:HL7, Inc
Committee:Orders and Observations

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.18.141 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0242 ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statusStatus of the conceptcode
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecatedcode

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0242 defines the following codes:

P Physician (osteopath, homeopath)Physician (osteopath, homeopath)
R PharmacistPharmacist
M Mid-level professional (nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant)Mid-level professional (nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant)
H Other health professionalOther health professional
C Health care consumer/patientHealth care consumer/patient
L Lawyer/attorneyLawyer/attorney
O Other non-health professionalOther non-health professional


2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.