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pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) Terms of Use

Copyright Notice and License

Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway) has created the pan-Canadian LOINC® Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) from LOINC® to address local requirements in Canada.  Infoway maintains the copyright on these localized additions.

The LOINC® codes, LOINC® table (regardless of format), LOINC® Release Notes, LOINC® Changes File, and LOINC® Users' Guide are copyright © 1995-2017, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee. All rights reserved. 

LOINC® is a registered United States trademark of Regenstrief Institute, Inc.  

Permission is hereby granted to user who agrees to these Terms of Use ("User"), without payment of license fees or royalties, to use, copy, or distribute the pan-Canadian LOINC® Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) (in all formats in which it is distributed by Infoway) for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. To prevent the dilution of the purpose of the LOINC codes and LOINC table of providing a definitive standard for identifying clinical information in electronic reports, User shall not use pCLOCD for the purpose of developing or promulgating a different standard for identifying patient observations, such as, but not limited to: laboratory test results; other diagnostic service test results; clinical observations and measurements; reports produced by clinicians and diagnostic services about patients; panels, forms, and collections that define aggregations of these observations; and orders for these entities in electronic reports and messages.
  2. User may use pCLOCD and may modify pCLOCD as permitted herein.
  3. pCLOCD includes a portion of the LOINC® table, that is subject to a license from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Your use of the LOINC table is subject to a license, a copy of which is available currently at http://loinc.org/terms-of-use. The current complete LOINC table is available for download at http://loinc.org. The LOINC table and LOINC codes are copyright © 1995-2017, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee. THE LOINC TABLE (IN ALL FORMATS IS PROVIDED "AS IS."  ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LOINC® is a registered United States trademark of Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  4. User shall not change the meaning of any of the pCLOCD codes. User shall not change the name of, or any contents of, any fields in the pCLOCD table. User may add new fields to the pCLOCD table to attach additional information to existing pCLOCD records.
  5. User may delete records from the pCLOCD table to deal with the User's local requirements. User also may add new records to the pCLOCD table to deal with the User’s local requirements, provided that if new records are added, any new entry in the pCLOCD/LOINC Code field of such new records must start with a an alphabetic "X" so that the new codes and records cannot be confused with existing LOINC codes or new LOINC codes as they are defined in later releases of the LOINC table. Records deleted or added by User to deal with local requirements are not reflected in the official pCLOCD table maintained by Infoway. In Canada, requests for change can be submitted to Infoway for consideration to include in pCLOCD and to facilitate submitting them for consideration to include in the full LOINC release. 
  6. pCLOCD/LOINC codes and other information from the pCLOCD table may be used in electronic messages for laboratory test results and clinical observations, without the need to include this Copyright Notice and License or a reference thereto in the message.
  7. User may make and distribute an unlimited number of copies of pCLOCD.  Each copy thereof must include this Copyright Notice and License, the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use, and must include the appropriate version number of the pCLOCD.  This Copyright Notice and License and the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use must appear on every printed copy of the pCLOCD table. Where pCLOCD is distributed on a fixed storage medium (such as CD-ROM), a printed copy of this Copyright Notice and License must be included on or with the storage medium in a file called "pCLOCD license.txt".  The LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use must also be included on or with the storage medium, and a text file containing the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use must be stored on the storage medium in a file called "license.txt" or as otherwise specified in the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use. Where pCLOCD is distributed via the Internet, this Copyright Notice and License and the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use must be accessible on the same Internet page from which pCLOCD is available for download.
  8. Subject to Section 1 and the other restrictions hereof, User may incorporate portions of the pCLOCD table into another master term dictionary (e.g. laboratory test definition database), or software program for distribution outside of the User's corporation or organization, provided that any such master term dictionary or software program adheres to all of the terms and conditions as specified in the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use and this Copyright Notice and License.  Every copy of pCLOCD incorporated into or distributed in conjunction with another database or software program must include the following notice in addition to any notices as required by the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use:

    "This product includes all or a portion of the pan-Canadian LOINC® Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) and is subject to a license from Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway).  Your use of pCLOCD is subject to this license, a copy of which is available at https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/8_UserReferencesAndSupports/Terms_And_License_Agreements/pCLOCD_Terms_of_Use.  Infoway has created pCLOCD from LOINC® to address local requirements in Canada.  Infoway maintains the copyright on these localized additions.  All rights reserved. This product also includes a portion of the LOINC table and is subject to a license from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. which is available at http://loinc.org/terms-of-use."

    If the master term dictionary or software program containing the pCLOCD table is distributed with a printed license, this statement must appear in the printed license. Where the master term dictionary or software program containing the pCLOCD table is distributed on a fixed storage medium, a text file containing this information also must be stored on the storage medium in a file called "pCLOCD_short_license.txt". Where the master term dictionary or software program containing the pCLOCD table is distributed via the Internet, this information must be accessible on the same Internet page from which the product is available for download. 
  9. Subject to Section 1 and the other restrictions hereof, User may incorporate portions of pCLOCD into another document (e.g., an implementation guide or other technical specification) for distribution outside of the User's corporation or organization, subject to these terms in addition to the terms and conditions specified in the LOINC and RELMA Terms of Use:
    1. Every copy of the document that contains portions of the pCLOCD table must include the following notice:

      "This material contains content from the pan-Canadian LOINC® Observation Code Database (pCLOCD).   Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway) has created pCLOCD from LOINC® to address local requirements in Canada.  Infoway maintains the copyright on these localized additions.  pCLOCD is available at no cost to users with Standards Access. Access to pan-Canadian standards and supporting information is available to anyone who accepts the applicable license agreements annually. Link to pCLOCD Terms of Use is  https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/8_UserReferencesAndSupports/Terms_And_License_Agreements/pCLOCD_Terms_of_Use. This material also includes a portion of the LOINC table and is subject to a license from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. which is available at http://loinc.org/terms-of-use."
    2. User is required to indicate the appropriate version number of pCLOCD used.
    3. Any information in the document that is extracted from the pCLOCD Nomenclature table must always be associated with the corresponding LOINC/pCLOCD code. 
  10. Use and distribution of pCLOCD in ways that are not specifically discussed herein must be approved byInfoway.  User may request approval by email to Infoway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  11. If User desires to translate any of pCLOCD into a language other than English then user needs to obtain approval from Infoway. User may request approval by email to Infoway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  12. Infoway welcomes requests from User for new pCLOCD content (terms, codes, or associated material such as text descriptions and synonyms) and suggestions about revisions to existing content within pCLOCD.
  13. The names "Canada Health Infoway Inc.", "Canada Health Infoway", "Infoway" may not be used in a way which could be interpreted as an endorsement or a promotion of any product or service without prior written permission of Canada Health Infoway Inc.
  14. DISCLAIMER:  REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE, INC., THE LOINC COMMITTEE, AND CANADA HEALTH INFOWAY INC. DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY OMISSIONS OR ERRORS IN pCLOCD. pCLOCD IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. FURTHER, NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, SEQUENCE, TIMELINESS OR AVAILABILITY OF pCLOCD, OR ANY TRANSLATIONS OR DERIVATIVE WORKS OF THE FOREGOING. IN NO EVENT SHALL REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE, INC. OR THE LOINC COMMITTEE OR CANADA HEALTH INFOWAY INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ATTORNEYS' FEES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; OPPORTUNITY COSTS; LOSS OF USE, DATA, SAVINGS OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF pCLOCD, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR IF SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE FOREGOING MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  15. This license shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules.

 

Publication Date: July 2017


 

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