FHIR Extensions Pack
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Extension: TypeMustSupport - Detailed Descriptions

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Definitions for the elementdefinition-type-must-support extension.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Extension
Definition

If true indicates that the specified type, profile or targetProfile must be supported by implementations.

ShortIf true, the specified type/profile/target must be supported by implementations
Comments

An element may be labelled as must support. This extension clarifies which types/profiles/targetProfiles are must-support. It has no meaning if the element itself is not must-support. If the element is labelled must-support, and none of the options are labelled as must support, then an application must support at least one of the possible options, but is not required to support all of them. Specific details on what it means to 'support' the specified profile will be defined either by the implementation guide, by the profile and/or in usage notes for the element holding the extension. If this extension is not declared on a mustSupport element, the presumption is that implementations need only support one of the potential types unless other documentation in the specification explicitly dictates otherwise.

Control0..1
2. Extension.extension
Control0..0
4. Extension.url
Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-type-must-support
6. Extension.value[x]
Control1..?
Typeboolean, date, Meta, Address, Attachment, integer, Count, DataRequirement, Dosage, uuid, Identifier, RatioRange, Coding, SampledData, id, positiveInt, Distance, Availability, integer64, Period, Duration, canonical, Range, RelatedArtifact, base64Binary, UsageContext, Timing, decimal, ExtendedContactDetail, CodeableConcept, ParameterDefinition, dateTime, code, string, oid, instant, ContactPoint, HumanName, Money, markdown, Ratio, Age, Reference, TriggerDefinition, Quantity, uri, url, Annotation, ContactDetail, Expression, CodeableReference, Signature, unsignedInt, time
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Extension
Definition

If true indicates that the specified type, profile or targetProfile must be supported by implementations.


Optional Extension Element - found in all resources.

ShortIf true, the specified type/profile/target must be supported by implementationsOptional Extensions Element
Comments

An element may be labelled as must support. This extension clarifies which types/profiles/targetProfiles are must-support. It has no meaning if the element itself is not must-support. If the element is labelled must-support, and none of the options are labelled as must support, then an application must support at least one of the possible options, but is not required to support all of them. Specific details on what it means to 'support' the specified profile will be defined either by the implementation guide, by the profile and/or in usage notes for the element holding the extension. If this extension is not declared on a mustSupport element, the presumption is that implementations need only support one of the potential types unless other documentation in the specification explicitly dictates otherwise.

Control0..1*
Is Modifierfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
2. Extension.extension
Definition

An Extension


May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and managable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..0*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
4. Extension.url
Definition

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
Comments

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.

Control1..1
Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-type-must-support
6. Extension.value[x]
Definition

Value of extension - must be one of a constrained set of the data types (see Extensibility for a list).

ShortValue of extension
Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ext-1
Typeboolean, date, Meta, Address, Attachment, integer, Count, DataRequirement, Dosage, uuid, Identifier, RatioRange, Coding, SampledData, id, positiveInt, Distance, Availability, integer64, Period, Duration, canonical, Range, RelatedArtifact, base64Binary, UsageContext, Timing, decimal, ExtendedContactDetail, CodeableConcept, ParameterDefinition, dateTime, code, string, oid, instant, ContactPoint, HumanName, Money, markdown, Ratio, Age, Reference, TriggerDefinition, Quantity, uri, url, Annotation, ContactDetail, Expression, CodeableReference, Signature, unsignedInt, time
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Extension
Definition

If true indicates that the specified type, profile or targetProfile must be supported by implementations.

ShortIf true, the specified type/profile/target must be supported by implementations
Comments

An element may be labelled as must support. This extension clarifies which types/profiles/targetProfiles are must-support. It has no meaning if the element itself is not must-support. If the element is labelled must-support, and none of the options are labelled as must support, then an application must support at least one of the possible options, but is not required to support all of them. Specific details on what it means to 'support' the specified profile will be defined either by the implementation guide, by the profile and/or in usage notes for the element holding the extension. If this extension is not declared on a mustSupport element, the presumption is that implementations need only support one of the potential types unless other documentation in the specification explicitly dictates otherwise.

Control0..1
Is Modifierfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
2. Extension.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
Typeid
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
4. Extension.extension
Definition

An Extension

ShortExtension
Control0..0
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
6. Extension.url
Definition

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
Comments

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.

Control1..1
Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-type-must-support
8. Extension.value[x]
Definition

icon Changed:

Value of extension - must be one of a constrained set of the data types (see Extensibility for a list).

ShortValue of extension
Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ext-1
Typeboolean
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))