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US Core Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Cross-Group Projects. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 6.0.0-preview). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/US-Core/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: US Core Sexual Orientation

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/us-core-sexual-orientation Version: 6.0.0-preview
Active as of 2022-09-29 Computable Name: USCoreSexualOrientation

Copyright/Legal: This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002+ International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement

The US Core Sexual Orientation Value Set includes concepts to describe a person’s sexual orientation (who they are attracted to).

References

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

  • Include these codes as defined in http://snomed.info/sct
    CodeDisplay
    38628009Homosexuality
    20430005Heterosexual state
    42035005Bisexual state
  • Include these codes as defined in http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavor
    CodeDisplayDefinition
    OTHOther**Description:**The actual value is not a member of the set of permitted data values in the constrained value domain of a variable. (e.g., concept not provided by required code system).

    **Usage Notes**: This flavor and its specializations are most commonly used with the CD datatype and its flavors. However, it may apply to \*any\* datatype where the constraints of the type are tighter than can be conveyed. For example, a PQ that is for a true measured amount whose units are not supported in UCUM, a need to convey a REAL when the type has been constrained to INT, etc.

    With coded datatypes, this null flavor may only be used if the vocabulary binding has a coding strength of CNE. By definition, all local codes and original text are part of the value set if the coding strength is CWE.
    UNKUnknown**Description:**A proper value is applicable, but not known.

    **Usage Notes**: This means the actual value is not known. If the only thing that is unknown is how to properly express the value in the necessary constraints (value set, datatype, etc.), then the OTH or UNC flavor should be used. No properties should be included for a datatype with this property unless:

    1. Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown')
    2. Those properties further qualify the nature of what is unknown. (E.g. specifying a use code of "H" and a URL prefix of "tel:" to convey that it is the home phone number that is unknown.)
    ASKUAsked but no answerInformation was sought but not found (e.g., patient was asked but didn't know)

 

Expansion

This value set contains 6 concepts

Expansion based on:

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
  38628009http://snomed.info/sctHomosexuality
  20430005http://snomed.info/sctHeterosexual state
  42035005http://snomed.info/sctBisexual state
  OTHhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorOther

**Description:**The actual value is not a member of the set of permitted data values in the constrained value domain of a variable. (e.g., concept not provided by required code system).

Usage Notes: This flavor and its specializations are most commonly used with the CD datatype and its flavors. However, it may apply to *any* datatype where the constraints of the type are tighter than can be conveyed. For example, a PQ that is for a true measured amount whose units are not supported in UCUM, a need to convey a REAL when the type has been constrained to INT, etc.

With coded datatypes, this null flavor may only be used if the vocabulary binding has a coding strength of CNE. By definition, all local codes and original text are part of the value set if the coding strength is CWE.

  UNKhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorUnknown

**Description:**A proper value is applicable, but not known.

Usage Notes: This means the actual value is not known. If the only thing that is unknown is how to properly express the value in the necessary constraints (value set, datatype, etc.), then the OTH or UNC flavor should be used. No properties should be included for a datatype with this property unless:

  1. Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown')
  2. Those properties further qualify the nature of what is unknown. (E.g. specifying a use code of "H" and a URL prefix of "tel:" to convey that it is the home phone number that is unknown.)
  ASKUhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorAsked but no answer

Information was sought but not found (e.g., patient was asked but didn't know)


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