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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-28393

DocumentReference.custodian to be Optional

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Published (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Highest
    • Resolution: Not Persuasive with Modification
    • Specification:
      US Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      3.1.1
    • Work Group:
      Cross-Group Projects
    • Related Artifact(s):
      USCoreDocumentReferenceProfile
    • Resolution Description:
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      DocumentReference.Custodian came up during discussion with Clients that understanding the organization on initial retrieve is valuable – forcing search into Encounter or retrieving a CDA binary to determine custodian is burdensome.

       

      Indicate in the ballot that the plan is to remove the Must Support and unless comments request retention of MustSupport it will change to Optional. This option forces the issue to get response from ballot commenters.

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      DocumentReference.Custodian came up during discussion with Clients that understanding the organization on initial retrieve is valuable – forcing search into Encounter or retrieving a CDA binary to determine custodian is burdensome.   Indicate in the ballot that the plan is to remove the Must Support and unless comments request retention of MustSupport it will change to Optional. This option forces the issue to get response from ballot commenters.
    • Resolution Vote:
      Eric Haas/Gay Dolin:6-1-2
    • Change Category:
      Clarification
    • Change Impact:
      Non-substantive

      Description

      We propose that the DocumentReference.custodian is marked optional rather than Must support.  This information can be obtained from the encounter so requiring it here is redundant; also structured documents may also contain it within the document.

      As the FHIR US Core profile is used for accessing and exchanging data based on what the source system has, this should not require the data source system to add functionality to capture a patient as part of the provenance.

      Links to pages:

      http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/STU3.1/StructureDefinition-us-core-condition.html

      https://build.fhir.org/ig/HL7/US-Core-R4/StructureDefinition-us-core-documentreference.html

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              Reporter:
              hbuitendijk Hans Buitendijk
              Request in-person:
              Drew Torres, Hans Buitendijk
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