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Abolish Date Qualifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No* No Variable Character Length (8) Date Qualifier List Yes

* The use of either Abolish Date or Abolish Date Qualifier is mandatory if Organization Name is used in Creating Organization.

Definition:

The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate abolish date.

Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate abolish dates.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Organization Name. To have Abolish Date Qualifier, Organization Name must be created. Organization Name is repeatable. One Abolish Date Qualifier can be specified for each Organization Name.
Guidance:

Choose the appropriate term from the Date Qualifier Authority List.

Use "?" if uncertainty exists regarding the date.

Use "ca." if the date is approximate.

If an organization's abolish date is unknown, use the "?" and leave Abolish Date empty.



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