Sequoia Project Healthcare Directory Implementation Guide
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ValueSet: Purpose Of Use

Official URL: Version: 1.0.3
Active as of 2023-12-13 Computable Name: PurposeOfUse

Codes used by the PurposesOfUse extension


Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem NHIN PurposeOfUse v2.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 27 concepts






Healthcare Operations


System Administration


Fraud detection


Use or disclosure of Psychotherapy Notes


Use or disclosure by the covered entity for its own training programs


Use or disclosure by the covered entity to defend itself in a legal action




Use and disclosure for facility directories


Disclose to a family member, other relative, or a close personal friend of the individual


Uses and disclosures with the individual present.


Permission cannot practicably be provided because of the individual's incapacity or an emergency.


Use and disclosures for disaster relief purposes.


Uses and disclosures for public health activities.


Disclosures about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence.


Uses and disclosures for health oversight activities.


Disclosures for judicial and administrative proceedings.

  LAW Enforcement

Disclosures for law enforcement purposes.


Uses and disclosures about decedents.


Uses and disclosures for cadaveric organ, eye or tissue donation purposes


Uses and disclosures for research purposes.


Uses and disclosures to avert a serious threat to health or safety.


Uses and disclosures for specialized government functions.


Disclosures for workers' compensation.


Disclosures for insurance or disability coverage determination


Request of the Individual

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