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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-17679

Fix Language Value Set Expansion


    • Icon: Change Request Change Request
    • Resolution: Persuasive
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      Submitted as result of GF#15044 which wasn't open for Jan 2018 ballot.


      Fix expansion error and clarify that ISO 639-2 is required per MU Certification Criteria: https://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

      "RFC 5646 is compatible with C-CDA Release 2. [see also 80 FR 62619]

      ? Testing for preferred language using the standard at § 170.207(g)(2) (RFC 5646) will

      focus on all the languages present in ISO 639-2 [http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-


      ? Consistent with the RFC 5646 the shortest alpha code for the language should be

      used. Testing will only test the primary language tag and not test for extension

      components specified in RFC 5646 such as extended language sub-tags, script tag, nor

      region tag. [see also 80 FR 16817] Specifically:

      ? use alpha 2 character code if one exists (ISO 639-1);

      ? use alpha 3 character code if an alpha 2 character code does not exist (ISO 639-2); and

      ? region extensions (ISO 3166-1) are permitted but not required (however, if a region

      extension is used, it will be verified for accuracy as part of testing and must be

      correct). " https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/2015Ed_CCG_CCDS.pdf


      Fix Language Value Set Expansion

            GrahameGrieve Grahame Grieve
            ioana13 Ioana Singureanu
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