Individual service provider—profession identifier, X[X(12)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Provider's profession identifier
Synonymous names:Profession number
METeOR identifier:523955
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016

An identifier allocated to the profession of an individual service provider by the profession's registration body, as represented by a combination of numeric and/or alphabetic characters.

Data Element Concept:Individual service provider—profession identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:String
Maximum character length:13

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:The identifier is allocated to the health professional by the profession’s registration body.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Rules and structure of this identifier vary within professional registration organisations and this flexibility should be catered for.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Individual service provider—provider registration sequence number, identifier NNN Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Healthcare identification occupation cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016