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Birth Date Qualifier

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

The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate birth date.

Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate birth dates.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Birth Date. To have Birth Date Qualifier, Birth Date must be created.
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.



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