HL7 Terminology (THO)
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CodeSystem: primaryObserverQualification

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0242 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: PrimaryObserverQualification
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.141

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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.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0242 (Primary Observer’s Qualification)

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


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.