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Coverage Start Date Qualifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (8) Date Qualifier List Record Group
Collection
Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition:

The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate coverage start date.

Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate coverage start dates.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Coverage Start Date. To have Coverage Start Date Qualifier, Coverage Start 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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