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Death Date Qualifier

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

The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate death date.

Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate death dates.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Death Date. To have Death Date Qualifier, Death 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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