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US Core Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Cross-Group Projects. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 7.0.0-ballot built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/US-Core/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Resource Profile: USCoreLocationProfile - Detailed Descriptions

Page standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 3

Definitions for the us-core-location resource profile.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Location
Definition

-

Comments

-

Must Supportfalse
2. Location.identifier
ShortUnique business identifier for facility or location.
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Must Supporttrue
4. Location.status
Must Supporttrue
6. Location.name
ShortName by which a facility or location is known.
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
8. Location.type
ShortCategory of service or resource available in a location.
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleType
Must Supporttrue
10. Location.telecom
Must Supporttrue
12. Location.address
Must Supporttrue
14. Location.address.line
Control0..*
Typestring
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:49 MEADOW ST
16. Location.address.city
Typestring
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:EVERYTOWN
18. Location.address.state
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from USPS Two Letter Alphabetic Codes

Two letter USPS alphabetic codes.

Typestring
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:OK
20. Location.address.postalCode
ShortUS Zip Codes
Typestring
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:74047
22. Location.managingOrganization
TypeReference(US Core Organization Profile)
Must Supporttrue

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Location
Definition

-


Details and position information for a physical place where services are provided and resources and participants may be stored, found, contained, or accommodated.

ShortDetails and position information for a physical place
Comments

-

Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supportfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
2. Location.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
4. Location.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
6. Location.identifier
Definition

Unique code or number identifying the location to its users.

ShortUnique business identifier for facility or location.Unique code or number identifying the location to its users
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..*
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Organization label locations in registries, need to keep track of those.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
8. Location.status
Definition

The status property covers the general availability of the resource, not the current value which may be covered by the operationStatus, or by a schedule/slots if they are configured for the location.

Shortactive | suspended | inactive
Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from LocationStatushttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/location-status|4.0.1

Indicates whether the location is still in use.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the status contains codes that mark the resource as not currently valid
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
10. Location.name
Definition

Name of the location as used by humans. Does not need to be unique.

ShortName by which a facility or location is known.Name of the location as used by humans
Comments

If the name of a location changes, consider putting the old name in the alias column so that it can still be located through searches.

Control10..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Location.type
Definition

Indicates the type of function performed at the location.

ShortCategory of service or resource available in a location.Type of function performed
Control0..*
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleTypehttp://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleType
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
14. Location.telecom
Definition

The contact details of communication devices available at the location. This can include phone numbers, fax numbers, mobile numbers, email addresses and web sites.

ShortContact details of the location
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
16. Location.address
Definition

Physical location.

ShortPhysical location
Comments

Additional addresses should be recorded using another instance of the Location resource, or via the Organization.

Control0..1
TypeAddress
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

If locations can be visited, we need to keep track of their address.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
18. Location.address.use
Definition

The purpose of this address.

Shorthome | work | temp | old | billing - purpose of this address
Comments

Applications can assume that an address is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/address-use|4.0.1

The use of an address.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as &quot;Is Modifier&quot; because applications should not mistake a temporary or old address etc.for a current/permanent one
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows an appropriate address to be chosen from a list of many.

Example<br/><b>General</b>:home
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
20. Location.address.line
Definition

This component contains the house number, apartment number, street name, street direction, P.O. Box number, delivery hints, and similar address information.

ShortStreet name, number, direction & P.O. Box etc.
Control0..*
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street <br/><b>General</b>:49 MEADOW ST
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
22. Location.address.city
Definition

The name of the city, town, suburb, village or other community or delivery center.

ShortName of city, town etc.
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesMunicpality
Example<br/><b>General</b>:Erewhon <br/><b>General</b>:EVERYTOWN
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
24. Location.address.state
Definition

Sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country. A code may be used if codes are in common use (e.g. US 2 letter state codes).

ShortSub-unit of country (abbreviations ok)
Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from For codes, see USPS Two Letter Alphabetic Codes

Two letter USPS alphabetic codes.

Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesProvince, Territory
Example<br/><b>General</b>:OK
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
26. Location.address.postalCode
Definition

A postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

ShortUS Zip CodesPostal code for area
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesZip
Example<br/><b>General</b>:9132 <br/><b>General</b>:74047
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
28. Location.managingOrganization
Definition

The organization responsible for the provisioning and upkeep of the location.

ShortOrganization responsible for provisioning and upkeep
Comments

This can also be used as the part of the organization hierarchy where this location provides services. These services can be defined through the HealthcareService resource.

Control0..1
TypeReference(US Core Organization Profile, Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to know who manages the location.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Location
Definition

-

ShortDetails and position information for a physical place
Comments

-

Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supportfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
2. Location.id
Definition

The logical id of the resource, as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned, this value never changes.

ShortLogical id of this artifact
Comments

The only time that a resource does not have an id is when it is being submitted to the server using a create operation.

Control0..1
Typeid
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
4. Location.meta
Definition

The metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.

ShortMetadata about the resource
Control0..1
TypeMeta
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
6. Location.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
8. Location.language
Definition

The base language in which the resource is written.

ShortLanguage of the resource content
Comments

Language is provided to support indexing and accessibility (typically, services such as text to speech use the language tag). The html language tag in the narrative applies to the narrative. The language tag on the resource may be used to specify the language of other presentations generated from the data in the resource. Not all the content has to be in the base language. The Resource.language should not be assumed to apply to the narrative automatically. If a language is specified, it should it also be specified on the div element in the html (see rules in HTML5 for information about the relationship between xml:lang and the html lang attribute).

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from CommonLanguages

A human language.

Additional BindingsPurpose
AllLanguagesMax Binding
Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
10. Location.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

ShortText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
Comments

Contained resources do not have narrative. Resources that are not contained SHOULD have a narrative. In some cases, a resource may only have text with little or no additional discrete data (as long as all minOccurs=1 elements are satisfied). This may be necessary for data from legacy systems where information is captured as a "text blob" or where text is additionally entered raw or narrated and encoded information is added later.

Control0..1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesnarrative, html, xhtml, display
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Location.contained
Definition

These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently, and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.

ShortContained, inline Resources
Comments

This should never be done when the content can be identified properly, as once identification is lost, it is extremely difficult (and context dependent) to restore it again. Contained resources may have profiles and tags In their meta elements, but SHALL NOT have security labels.

Control0..*
TypeResource
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesinline resources, anonymous resources, contained resources
14. Location.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
16. Location.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
18. Location.identifier
Definition

Unique code or number identifying the location to its users.

ShortUnique business identifier for facility or location.
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..*
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Organization label locations in registries, need to keep track of those.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
20. Location.status
Definition

The status property covers the general availability of the resource, not the current value which may be covered by the operationStatus, or by a schedule/slots if they are configured for the location.

Shortactive | suspended | inactive
Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from LocationStatus

Indicates whether the location is still in use.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the status contains codes that mark the resource as not currently valid
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
22. Location.operationalStatus
Definition

The operational status covers operation values most relevant to beds (but can also apply to rooms/units/chairs/etc. such as an isolation unit/dialysis chair). This typically covers concepts such as contamination, housekeeping, and other activities like maintenance.

ShortThe operational status of the location (typically only for a bed/room)
Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from hl7VS-bedStatus

The operational status if the location (where typically a bed/room).

TypeCoding
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
24. Location.name
Definition

Name of the location as used by humans. Does not need to be unique.

ShortName by which a facility or location is known.
Comments

If the name of a location changes, consider putting the old name in the alias column so that it can still be located through searches.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
26. Location.alias
Definition

A list of alternate names that the location is known as, or was known as, in the past.

ShortA list of alternate names that the location is known as, or was known as, in the past
Comments

There are no dates associated with the alias/historic names, as this is not intended to track when names were used, but to assist in searching so that older names can still result in identifying the location.

Control0..*
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Over time locations and organizations go through many changes and can be known by different names.

For searching knowing previous names that the location was known by can be very useful.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
28. Location.description
Definition

Description of the Location, which helps in finding or referencing the place.

ShortAdditional details about the location that could be displayed as further information to identify the location beyond its name
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Humans need additional information to verify a correct location has been identified.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
30. Location.mode
Definition

Indicates whether a resource instance represents a specific location or a class of locations.

Shortinstance | kind
Comments

This is labeled as a modifier because whether or not the location is a class of locations changes how it can be used and understood.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from LocationMode

Indicates whether a resource instance represents a specific location or a class of locations.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

When using a Location resource for scheduling or orders, we need to be able to refer to a class of Locations instead of a specific Location.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
32. Location.type
Definition

Indicates the type of function performed at the location.

ShortCategory of service or resource available in a location.
Control0..*
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleType
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
34. Location.telecom
Definition

The contact details of communication devices available at the location. This can include phone numbers, fax numbers, mobile numbers, email addresses and web sites.

ShortContact details of the location
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
36. Location.address
Definition

Physical location.

ShortPhysical location
Comments

Additional addresses should be recorded using another instance of the Location resource, or via the Organization.

Control0..1
TypeAddress
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

If locations can be visited, we need to keep track of their address.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
38. Location.address.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
40. Location.address.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Location.address.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
42. Location.address.use
Definition

The purpose of this address.

Shorthome | work | temp | old | billing - purpose of this address
Comments

Applications can assume that an address is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressUse

The use of an address.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as &quot;Is Modifier&quot; because applications should not mistake a temporary or old address etc.for a current/permanent one
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows an appropriate address to be chosen from a list of many.

Example<br/><b>General</b>:home
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
44. Location.address.type
Definition

Distinguishes between physical addresses (those you can visit) and mailing addresses (e.g. PO Boxes and care-of addresses). Most addresses are both.

Shortpostal | physical | both
Comments

The definition of Address states that "address is intended to describe postal addresses, not physical locations". However, many applications track whether an address has a dual purpose of being a location that can be visited as well as being a valid delivery destination, and Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressType

The type of an address (physical / postal).

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:both
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
46. Location.address.text
Definition

Specifies the entire address as it should be displayed e.g. on a postal label. This may be provided instead of or as well as the specific parts.

ShortText representation of the address
Comments

Can provide both a text representation and parts. Applications updating an address SHALL ensure that when both text and parts are present, no content is included in the text that isn't found in a part.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

A renderable, unencoded form.

Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street, Erewhon 9132
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
48. Location.address.line
Definition

This component contains the house number, apartment number, street name, street direction, P.O. Box number, delivery hints, and similar address information.

ShortStreet name, number, direction & P.O. Box etc.
Control0..*
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street <br/><b>General</b>:49 MEADOW ST
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
50. Location.address.city
Definition

The name of the city, town, suburb, village or other community or delivery center.

ShortName of city, town etc.
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesMunicpality
Example<br/><b>General</b>:Erewhon <br/><b>General</b>:EVERYTOWN
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
52. Location.address.district
Definition

The name of the administrative area (county).

ShortDistrict name (aka county)
Comments

District is sometimes known as county, but in some regions 'county' is used in place of city (municipality), so county name should be conveyed in city instead.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesCounty
Example<br/><b>General</b>:Madison
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
54. Location.address.state
Definition

Sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country. A code may be used if codes are in common use (e.g. US 2 letter state codes).

ShortSub-unit of country (abbreviations ok)
Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from USPS Two Letter Alphabetic Codes

Two letter USPS alphabetic codes.

Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesProvince, Territory
Example<br/><b>General</b>:OK
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
56. Location.address.postalCode
Definition

A postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

ShortUS Zip Codes
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Alternate NamesZip
Example<br/><b>General</b>:9132 <br/><b>General</b>:74047
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
58. Location.address.country
Definition

Country - a nation as commonly understood or generally accepted.

ShortCountry (e.g. can be ISO 3166 2 or 3 letter code)
Comments

ISO 3166 3 letter codes can be used in place of a human readable country name.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
60. Location.address.period
Definition

Time period when address was/is in use.

ShortTime period when address was/is in use
Control0..1
TypePeriod
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows addresses to be placed in historical context.

Example<br/><b>General</b>:&lt;valuePeriod&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;start&nbsp;value=&quot;2010-03-23&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;end&nbsp;value=&quot;2010-07-01&quot;/&gt;<br/>&lt;/valuePeriod&gt;<br/>
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
62. Location.physicalType
Definition

Physical form of the location, e.g. building, room, vehicle, road.

ShortPhysical form of the location
Control0..1
BindingFor example codes, see LocationType

Physical form of the location.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

For purposes of showing relevant locations in queries, we need to categorize locations.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
64. Location.position
Definition

The absolute geographic location of the Location, expressed using the WGS84 datum (This is the same co-ordinate system used in KML).

ShortThe absolute geographic location
Control0..1
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

For mobile applications and automated route-finding knowing the exact location of the Location is required.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
66. Location.position.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
68. Location.position.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
70. Location.position.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
72. Location.position.longitude
Definition

Longitude. The value domain and the interpretation are the same as for the text of the longitude element in KML (see notes below).

ShortLongitude with WGS84 datum
Control1..1
Typedecimal
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
74. Location.position.latitude
Definition

Latitude. The value domain and the interpretation are the same as for the text of the latitude element in KML (see notes below).

ShortLatitude with WGS84 datum
Control1..1
Typedecimal
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
76. Location.position.altitude
Definition

Altitude. The value domain and the interpretation are the same as for the text of the altitude element in KML (see notes below).

ShortAltitude with WGS84 datum
Control0..1
Typedecimal
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
78. Location.managingOrganization
Definition

The organization responsible for the provisioning and upkeep of the location.

ShortOrganization responsible for provisioning and upkeep
Comments

This can also be used as the part of the organization hierarchy where this location provides services. These services can be defined through the HealthcareService resource.

Control0..1
TypeReference(US Core Organization Profile)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to know who manages the location.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
80. Location.partOf
Definition

Another Location of which this Location is physically a part of.

ShortAnother Location this one is physically a part of
Control0..1
TypeReference(Location)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

For purposes of location, display and identification, knowing which locations are located within other locations is important.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
82. Location.hoursOfOperation
Definition

What days/times during a week is this location usually open.

ShortWhat days/times during a week is this location usually open
Comments

This type of information is commonly found published in directories and on websites informing customers when the facility is available.

Specific services within the location may have their own hours which could be shorter (or longer) than the locations hours.

Control0..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
84. Location.hoursOfOperation.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
86. Location.hoursOfOperation.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
88. Location.hoursOfOperation.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
90. Location.hoursOfOperation.daysOfWeek
Definition

Indicates which days of the week are available between the start and end Times.

Shortmon | tue | wed | thu | fri | sat | sun
Control0..*
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from DaysOfWeek

The days of the week.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
92. Location.hoursOfOperation.allDay
Definition

The Location is open all day.

ShortThe Location is open all day
Control0..1
Typeboolean
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
94. Location.hoursOfOperation.openingTime
Definition

Time that the Location opens.

ShortTime that the Location opens
Control0..1
Typetime
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
96. Location.hoursOfOperation.closingTime
Definition

Time that the Location closes.

ShortTime that the Location closes
Control0..1
Typetime
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
98. Location.availabilityExceptions
Definition

A description of when the locations opening ours are different to normal, e.g. public holiday availability. Succinctly describing all possible exceptions to normal site availability as detailed in the opening hours Times.

ShortDescription of availability exceptions
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
100. Location.endpoint
Definition

Technical endpoints providing access to services operated for the location.

ShortTechnical endpoints providing access to services operated for the location
Control0..*
TypeReference(Endpoint)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Organizations may have different systems at different locations that provide various services and need to be able to define the technical connection details for how to connect to them, and for what purpose.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))