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Clinical Decision Support Work Group Maturity Level: 3Trial Use Use Context: Not yet ready for Production use

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Codes indicating the degree of authority/intentionality associated with a request.

Committee:Clinical Decision Support Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.114 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: TransportIntent (Distinguishes whether the transport is a proposal, plan or full order.)
  • ValueSet: TaskIntent (Distinguishes whether the task is a proposal, plan or full order.)
  • ValueSet: RequestIntent (Codes indicating the degree of authority/intentionality associated with a request.)
  • ValueSet: Care Plan Intent (Codes indicating the degree of authority/intentionality associated with a care plan.)

This code system defines the following codes:

1proposal ProposalThe request is a suggestion made by someone/something that does not have an intention to ensure it occurs and without providing an authorization to act.
1plan PlanThe request represents an intention to ensure something occurs without providing an authorization for others to act.
1directive DirectiveThe request represents a legally binding instruction authored by a Patient or RelatedPerson.
1order OrderThe request represents a request/demand and authorization for action by a Practitioner.
2  original-order Original OrderThe request represents an original authorization for action.
2  reflex-order Reflex OrderThe request represents an automatically generated supplemental authorization for action based on a parent authorization together with initial results of the action taken against that parent authorization.
2  filler-order Filler OrderThe request represents the view of an authorization instantiated by a fulfilling system representing the details of the fulfiller's intention to act upon a submitted order.
3    instance-order Instance OrderAn order created in fulfillment of a broader order that represents the authorization for a single activity occurrence. E.g. The administration of a single dose of a drug.
1option OptionThe request represents a component or option for a RequestGroup that establishes timing, conditionality and/or other constraints among a set of requests. Refer to [[[RequestGroup]]] for additional information on how this status is used.


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code