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Retiring a Concept Code

[Exposed under VS in application]

While a concept code may never be reused within a code system, it may be 'retired' from active use.

Element retireCode

As with all operations, retireCode may be accompanied by an optional ballotStatus. The attributes of retireCode determine what actually happens:

Attributes of retireCode
conceptCode The code of the concept to be retired
conceptName A valid designation for the concept to be retired. Required.
replacementCode A new or existing concept code that will replace the retired code. If new, all of the retired code’s names, properties and relationships are copied over to the new code. If replacementCode already exists, the current concept code’s properties, etc. are dropped.
replacementName The name of the replacement concept code. If the replacement code exists and this name is supplied it will be validated. If the replacement code is new and this name is supplied, it will become the preferred name for the replacement code.
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