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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-30390

Do not overload SNOMED code for No Known Allergies

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Duplicate (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved

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      The same AllergyIntolerance.code should not be used for “no known allergies” (patient asked) and the situation where it is unknown if the patient has allergies or not (patient not asked), even if different verificationStatus values are used. If the patient has not been asked about allergies, then a different AllergyIntolerance.code should be used (e.g., SNOMED code 1631000175102 – “Patient not asked”, or alternatively, requesting a new code from SNOMED for this situation). The risk of not checking or misinterpreting the verificationStatus is too big and may cause patient harm.

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              hstrasbe Howard Strasberg
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