Adoption—application for information type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Type of application for information
METeOR identifier:470492
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

The type of information about an individual in relation to an adoption sought by an application, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoption—application for information type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1Application for identifying information
2Application for non-identifying information

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Parties to an adoption may apply for access to identifying or non-identifying information.

CODE 1 Application for identifying information

‘Identifying information’ is information, such as the original birth certificate (adopted persons) or the amended birth certificate (birth parents), which identifies the actual person about whom the information is being sought.

CODE 2 Application for non-identifying information

‘Non-identifying information’ does not identify the person about whom the information is sought; this can include age of birth parent(s) and place of birth.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:In some jurisdictions, a person can seek both identifying and non-identifying information in a single application. This should be recorded as one application for identifying information and one application for non-identifying information.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Adoption—application for information type, code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Adoptions DSS 2011-13 Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +