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CodeSystem: MaritalStatus

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatus Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: MaritalStatus
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.2

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Open Issue: The specific meanings of these codes can vary somewhat by jurisdiction and implementation so caution should be used when determining equivalency.

Open Issue: fixing and completion of the hierarchy and proper good definitions of all the concepts is badly needed.

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

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem v3-MaritalStatus

Language: en


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

Specializes Specializes Coding The child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.
Generalizes Generalizes Coding Inverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalId internalId http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-id code The internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
Status status http://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#status code Designation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatus defines the following codes in a Is-A hierarchy:

1 A Annulled

Marriage contract has been declared null and to not have existed

12213 active
1 D Divorced

Marriage contract has been declared dissolved and inactive

12214 active
1 I Interlocutory

Subject to an Interlocutory Decree.

12215 active
1 L Legally Separated 12216 active
1 M Married

A current marriage contract is active

12217 active
2   C Common Law

a marriage recognized in some jurisdictions and based on the parties' agreement to consider themselves married and can also be based on documentation of cohabitation.

This definition was based on https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common-law%20marriage.

24122 active
1 P Polygamous

More than 1 current spouse

12220 active
1 T Domestic partner

Person declares that a domestic partner relationship exists.

15981 active
1 U unmarried

Currently not in a marriage contract.

23624 active
2   S Never Married

No marriage contract has ever been entered

12218 active
1 W Widowed

The spouse has died

12219 active


2023-11-14reviseTSMGMarc DuteauAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
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2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrievePopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
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