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ValueSet: Language Proficiency Value Set

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/LanguageProficiencyVS Version: 1.0.0-ballot
Active as of 2024-06-17 Computable Name: LanguageProficiencyVS

Codes for documenting spoken language proficiency based on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale of abilities to communicate in a language

References

Logical Definition (CLD)

 

Expansion

Expansion based on codesystem Language Proficiency Code System v1.0.0-ballot (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 6 concepts

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
  00http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSNo proficiency

Unable to function in the spoken language.

  10http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSElementary proficiency

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.

  20http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSLimited working proficiency

Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.

  30http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSGeneral professional proficiency

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.

  40http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSAdvanced professional proficiency

Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs.

  50http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/CodeSystem/LanguageProficiencyCSFunctional native proficiency

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.


Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code