Person (name)—name conditional use flag, code N
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Name context flag
|Name conditional use flag
Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005
Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
An indicator of specific conditions that may be applied to an individual's name, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:
|Person (name)—name conditional use flag
|Name conditional use flag code N
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:
|Name not for continued use
|Special privacy/security requirement
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:
A single Person name may have multiple Name conditional use flags associated with it. Record as many as applicable.
CODE 1 Unreliable information: should be used where it is known that the name recorded is a fictitious or partial name. These names should not be used for matching client data.
CODE 2 Name not for continued use, indicates that this name should NOT be used when referring to this person. The name is retained for identification purposes only. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, certain tribal names may become ‘not for continued use’ due to the death of a relative.
CODE 3 Special privacy/security requirements– may apply to names for which episodes are attached that should only be accessible to specified authorised persons. There must be a specific need to implement this additional security level. Local policy should provide guidance to the use of this code.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
National Community Services Data Committee
Standards Australia 2002. Australian Standard AS5017-2002 Health Care Client Identification. Sydney: Standards Australia
|AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia
|Related metadata references:
Supersedes Person (name)—name context flag, code N
Community Services (retired), Superseded 25/08/2005
Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications: