HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: OrganizationNamePartQualifier

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-OrganizationNamePartQualifier Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: OrganizationNamePartQualifier
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.15889

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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)

Generated Narrative: ValueSet v3-OrganizationNamePartQualifier

Language: en

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



Generated Narrative: ValueSet

Language: en

Expansion based on codesystem EntityNamePartQualifier v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 11 concepts


Indicates that a prefix like "Dr." or a suffix like "M.D." or "Ph.D." is an academic title.


The name the person was given at the time of adoption.


A name that a person had shortly after being born. Usually for family names but may be used to mark given names at birth that may have changed later.


A callme name is (usually a given name) that is preferred when a person is directly addressed.


Indicates that a name part is just an initial. Initials do not imply a trailing period since this would not work with non-Latin scripts. Initials may consist of more than one letter, e.g., "Ph." could stand for "Philippe" or "Th." for "Thomas".

  LShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityNamePartQualifierLegal status

For organizations a suffix indicating the legal status, e.g., "Inc.", "Co.", "AG", "GmbH", "B.V." "S.A.", "Ltd." etc.


In Europe and Asia, there are still people with nobility titles (aristocrats). German "von" is generally a nobility title, not a mere voorvoegsel. Others are "Earl of" or "His Majesty King of..." etc. Rarely used nowadays, but some systems do keep track of this.


Primarily in the British Imperial culture people tend to have an abbreviation of their professional organization as part of their credential suffices.


The name assumed from the partner in a marital relationship (hence the "SP"). Usually the spouse's family name. Note that no inference about gender can be made from the existence of spouse names.


Indicates that a prefix or a suffix is a title that applies to the whole name, not just the adjacent name part.


A Dutch "voorvoegsel" is something like "van" or "de" that might have indicated nobility in the past but no longer so. Similar prefixes exist in other languages such as Spanish, French or Portugese.

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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