Clinical Document Architecture V2.1
2.1.0 - CI Build

Clinical Document Architecture V2.1, published by Health Level 7. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

StructureDefinition: CDAR2.Custodian

Represents the organization that is in charge of maintaining the document. The custodian is the steward that is entrusted with the care of the document. Every CDA document has exactly one custodian.The custodian participation satisfies the CDA definition of Stewardship (see What is the CDA (§ 1.1 )). Because CDA is an exchange standard and may not represent the original form of the authenticated document, the custodian represents the steward of the original source document.

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Mandatory: 0 element (1 nested mandatory element)
Fixed Value: 1 element


Other representations of profile: Schematron

Terminology Bindings

Terminology Bindings

PathConformanceValueSet / Code
Custodian.typeCoderequiredFixed Value: ENT