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Inclusive 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
No Yes



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


Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate inclusive start dates.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Inclusive Start Date. To have Inclusive Start Date Qualifier, Inclusive Start 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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