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CodeSystem: telecommunicationUse

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0201 Version: 4.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: TelecommunicationUse
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.106

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HL7-defined code system of concepts for specifying a specific use of a telecommunication number. Best practice is to use this concept whenever a telecommunication number or access string is specified. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the XTN segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0201 (Telecommunication Use Code)

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
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentstringV2 Concept Comment
v2-concCommentAsPubhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPubstringV2 Concept Comment As Published


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0201 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Concept CommentV2 Concept Comment As PublishedDeutsch (German, de)
PRN Primary Residence NumberPrimary Residence NumberHauptwohnsitznummer
ORN Other Residence NumberOther Residence NumberNebenwohnsitznummer
WPN Work NumberWork NumberDienstnummer
VHN Vacation Home NumberVacation Home NumberFerienwohnsitznummer
ASN Answering Service NumberAnswering Service NumberAuftragsdienst
EMR Emergency NumberEmergency NumberNotfallnummer
NET Network (email) AddressNetwork (email) AddressRetained for backward compatibility as of v 2.6Retained for backward compatibility as of v 2.6Netzwerkadresse (E-Mail)
BPN Beeper NumberBeeper NumberRetained for backward compatibility as of v 2.6Retained for backward compatibility as of v 2.6Pagernummer (Cityruf o.ä.)
PRS PersonalPersonalNot tied to a location or roleNot tied to a location or role
DSM Direct Secure MessagingDirect Secure Messaging using the Direct Protocol


2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2021-03-30reviseHans BuitendijkINMAdd a new code to HL70201 Telecommunication Equipment Type to distinguish an e-mail that represents a Direct Address vs. a regular address. ; UP-124
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.