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Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(7)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAgency identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termFunded agency ID
METeOR identifier:Help on this term495953
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
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A unique identifier assigned to a service provider organisation (agency).

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Service provider organisation—organisation identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termAgency identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269787
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe unique identifier for the establishment, which provides care or services.
Object class:Help on this termService provider organisation
Property:Help on this termOrganisation identifier

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Desirable components of a unique agency identifier include Australian State/Territory identifier, Establishment sector, and Agency number.

Currently, there is no uniform method throughout community services for the identification of agencies. However, adoption of consistent practices for allocating unique agency identifiers has the potential to enhance data comparability and utility.

It is important to note that if agencies are to communicate confidentially between one another, a unique agency identity needs to be established. The use of this metadata item will lead to reduced duplication in reporting client activity and will enable linkage of services to one episode of care or service event.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Identifier X[X(7)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term321205
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Proposed 09/04/2010
Commonwealth Department of Health, Recorded 21/10/2016
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007
Definition:Help on this termA combination of alphanumeric characters that identify an entity.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(7)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

The identifier should not identify the organisation by name. The identifier is assigned to the funded agency by the state/territory department responsible for administering the funding arrangement.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2009. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (NDA funded agency), X[X(7)] Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability services provider details cluster Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability services provider details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015

DSS specific attributes +
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