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: Language Proficiency Code System - JSON Representation

Active as of 2024-06-17

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{
  "resourceType" : "CodeSystem",
  "id" : "LanguageProficiencyCS",
  "text" : {
    "status" : "generated",
    "div" : "<div xmlns=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml\"><p>This case-sensitive code system <code>http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCS</code> defines the following codes:</p><table class=\"codes\"><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\"><b>Code</b></td><td><b>Display</b></td><td><b>Definition</b></td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">00<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-00\"> </a></td><td>No proficiency</td><td>Unable to function in the spoken language.</td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">10<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-10\"> </a></td><td>Elementary proficiency</td><td>Able to satisfy minimum courtesy requirements and maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics. A native speaker must often use slowed speech, repetition, paraphrase, or a combination of these to be understood by this individual.</td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">20<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-20\"> </a></td><td>Limited working proficiency</td><td>Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.</td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">30<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-30\"> </a></td><td>General professional proficiency</td><td>Able to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations in practical, social and professional topics.</td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">40<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-40\"> </a></td><td>Advanced professional proficiency</td><td>Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs.</td></tr><tr><td style=\"white-space:nowrap\">50<a name=\"LanguageProficiencyCS-50\"> </a></td><td>Functional native proficiency</td><td>Speaking proficiency is functionally equivalent to that of a highly articulate well-educated native speaker and reflects the cultural standards of the country where the language is natively spoken.</td></tr></table></div>"
  },
  "extension" : [
    {
      "url" : "http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/structuredefinition-wg",
      "valueCode" : "pa"
    }
  ],
  "url" : "http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCS",
  "version" : "1.0.0-ballot",
  "name" : "LanguageProficiencyCS",
  "title" : "Language Proficiency Code System",
  "status" : "active",
  "experimental" : false,
  "date" : "2024-06-17T18:03:52+00:00",
  "publisher" : "HL7 International / Patient Administration",
  "contact" : [
    {
      "name" : "HL7 International / Patient Administration",
      "telecom" : [
        {
          "system" : "url",
          "value" : "http://www.hl7.org/Special/committees/pafm"
        },
        {
          "system" : "email",
          "value" : "pafm@lists.hl7.org"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "description" : "Codes for documenting spoken language proficiency based on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale of abilities to communicate in a language.",
  "jurisdiction" : [
    {
      "coding" : [
        {
          "system" : "urn:iso:std:iso:3166",
          "code" : "US",
          "display" : "United States of America"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "caseSensitive" : true,
  "content" : "complete",
  "count" : 6,
  "concept" : [
    {
      "code" : "00",
      "display" : "No proficiency",
      "definition" : "Unable to function in the spoken language."
    },
    {
      "code" : "10",
      "display" : "Elementary proficiency",
      "definition" : "Able to satisfy minimum courtesy requirements and maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics. A native speaker must often use slowed speech, repetition, paraphrase, or a combination of these to be understood by this individual."
    },
    {
      "code" : "20",
      "display" : "Limited working proficiency",
      "definition" : "Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements."
    },
    {
      "code" : "30",
      "display" : "General professional proficiency",
      "definition" : "Able to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations in practical, social and professional topics."
    },
    {
      "code" : "40",
      "display" : "Advanced professional proficiency",
      "definition" : "Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs."
    },
    {
      "code" : "50",
      "display" : "Functional native proficiency",
      "definition" : "Speaking proficiency is functionally equivalent to that of a highly articulate well-educated native speaker and reflects the cultural standards of the country where the language is natively spoken."
    }
  ]
}