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P 570 make XPN7 name type required

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P570 Make XPN.7 Name type Code required.

Sponsoring Person

 Joann Larson


Make XPN.7 Name type Code required.

Disposition =

Accepted by INM on motion by __/__ (00-00-00)


This is a resubmission of a portion of the original proposal #514 and is a joint proposal from Quest Diagnostics and Kaiser Permanente seeking to take full advantage of the structure of the Extended Person Name (XPN) data type which provides for identifying the name type of a person�s name. This is important because currently many fields have been assigned sequential meaning such as "legal name" that may be unknown to the recorder or may be considered an invasion of privacy. The sender might know the person by one name and have no idea what type of name it is. This proposal seeks to make XPN.7 Name Type Code will be required s of v2.7. No assumptions can be safely made based on position or sequence unless by site agreement