HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ConfidentialityModifiers

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ConfidentialityModifiers Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ConfidentialityModifiers
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10236

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Modifiers of role based access rights (multiple allowed)

Usage Note: All codes that are referenced by this value set were retired as of the November 2013 Harmonization cycle. Guidance for what to use instead of the v:ConfidentialityModifers leaf concepts: celebrity, sensitive, and taboo: These codes have been revised and are now included under v:ActCode at:

  • V:ActInformationSensitivityPolicy:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20429 - taboo
  • V:InformationSensitivityPolicy:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20428 - celebrity/VIP and patient requested sensitivity


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 includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



Expansion based on codesystem Confidentiality v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 3 concepts.


Description: Celebrities are people of public interest (VIP) including employees, whose information require special protection.

*Deprecation Comment:*Replced by ActCode.CEL



Information for which the patient seeks heightened confidentiality. Sensitive information is not to be shared with family members. Information reported by the patient about family members is sensitive by default. Flag can be set or cleared on patient's request.

*Deprecation Comment:*Deprecated due to updated confidentiality codes under ActCode


Description: Information not to be disclosed or discussed with patient except through physician assigned to patient in this case. This is usually a temporary constraint only, example use is a new fatal diagnosis or finding, such as malignancy or HIV.

*Deprecation Note:*Replced by ActCode.TBOO

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


2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
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