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Establish Date Qualifier

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



The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate establish date.


Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate establish dates.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Establish Date. To have Establish Date Qualifier, Establish Date must be created.




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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