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Death Date

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Date None Yes
Definition:

The date on which the person died.

Purpose: Provides the death date of the person, which assists users in distinguishing among people with the same names.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Name. To have Death Date, Name must be created. Death Date Qualifier is dependent on this element. To have Death Date Qualifier, Death Date must be created.
Guidance:

Enter the date on which the person died.

Use Death Date Qualifier to indicate uncertain or approximate dates.

Enter date in MM/DD/YYYY form.
If the day is unknown, enter the month and year in MM/YYYY form.
If the month is unknown, enter the year in the YYYY form.
Do not use 00 as a month or day.

Examples:
12/13/1970
12/1970
1970


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