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Service Delivery Location Registry Standard

Service Delivery Location Registry Standards allows unique identification of locations that deliver patient care across the continuum of care (e.g. hospitals, clinics, physician offices, etc.), through a Service Delivery Location Registry system. The Service Delivery Location Registry is a single directory or "yellow pages" per jurisdiction, providing a comprehensive and unambiguous identification of where health services are provided. 

Service Delivery Location Standard                                         CDFU *

  • Identifies a service delivery location within the health care system
  • Supports the ability to query, add and update service delivery locations as required
  • Improves access to accurate service delivery location information, allowing for searches based on name, capabilities and other search criteria
  • Enables the identification of service delivery locations to support ongoing patient care, as well as the referral process
  • Improves information management and delivers efficiencies, reducing administrative time and costs
  • Messaging: HL7 V3.0
  • Terminology: HL7 Terminology Code Systems, SNOMED-CT


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* Status Definitions

Canadian Draft for Use (CDFU) - The standard has been developed but it may or may not be implemented or be in use. The standard is considered ready to be used by early adopters: however, change is probable as stakeholders begin using the standard in implementations.

Canadian Approved Standards (CAS) - The standard is in use for the purpose(s) or context(s) for which it was intended. Only those parts of the standard that have been implemented or are in use can progress for consideration as CAS. This decision point signifies that the standard has reached a level of stability and is comprehensive enough such that major changes are not expected.

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