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.RecordTarget

The recordTarget represents the medical record that this document belongs to. A clinical document typically has exactly one recordTarget participant. In the uncommon case where a clinical document (such as a group encounter note) is placed into more than one patient chart, more than one recordTarget participants can be stated. The recordTarget(s) of a document are stated in the header and propagate to nested content, where they cannot be overridden (see See CDA Context (§ 4.4 )).

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Formal Views of Profile Content

Description of Profiles, Differentials, Snapshots and how the different presentations work.

This structure is derived from


Mandatory: 0 element (1 nested mandatory element)
Fixed Value: 2 elements


Other representations of profile: Schematron

Terminology Bindings

Terminology Bindings

PathConformanceValueSet / Code
RecordTarget.typeCoderequiredFixed Value: RCT
RecordTarget.contextControlCoderequiredFixed Value: OP