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.Guardian

A patient’s guardian is a person or organization in the role of guardian (Guardian class). The entity playing the role of guardian is a person (Person class) or organization (Organization class). The entity scoping the role is the patient (Patient class). Where a guardian is not explicitly stated, the value should default to local business practice (e.g. the patient makes their own health care decisions unless incapacitated in which case healthcare decisions are made by the patient’s spouse).

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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
Guardian.classCoderequiredFixed Value: GUARD