HL7 Terminology (THO)
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HL7 Terminology (THO), published by HL7 International - Vocabulary Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 3.1.5). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/UTG/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: hl7VS-relationship

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0063 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: Hl7VSRelationship
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.21.27

Copyright/Legal: Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Concepts specifying an actual personal relationship that the next of kin/associated party has to a patient. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the NK1 segment.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 32 concepts

Expansion based on relationship v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0063

  DOMLife partnerLife partner
  NCHNatural childNatural child
  FCHFoster childFoster child
  DEPHandicapped dependentHandicapped dependent
  WRDWard of courtWard of court
  CGVCare giverCare giver
  EXFExtended familyExtended family
  OADOther adultOther adult
  EMCEmergency contactEmergency contact

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


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