Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Formal referral source|
|Definition:||The person, entity or agency responsible for the formal referral of a client to an agency, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Referral—referral source|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Only formal referrals are collected in this data element. The list of forms of referrals in the classification or value domain are regarded as formal referrals.
A formal referral is any form of verbal or written contact with the person, group or organisation from which the individual or group could be referred.
The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:
'From the referral list below please select one that represents the source of formal referral for this client.'
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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