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Languages spoken shall be recorded using the languageCommunication infrastructure class associated with the patient. The <languageCommunication> element describes the primary and secondary languages of communication for a person. When used, these shall be described using the languageCommunication element as follows.


See Templates using Language Communication

Language Communication Example
  <templateId root=''/>
  <languageCode code='en-US'/>
  <modeCode code='' codeSystem='2.16.840.1.113883.5.60'
  <preferenceInd value='true|false'/>

<templateId root=''/>

The <templateId> element identifies this <languageCommunication> element for validation of the content. The templateId must have root=''.

<languageCode code=' '/>

This element describes the language code. It uses the same vocabulary described for the ClinicalDocument/languageCode element described in more detail in HL7 CRS: 2.1.1. This element is required.

<modeCode code=' ' codeSystem='2.16.840.1.113883.5.60' codeSystemName='LanguageAbilityMode'/>

This element describes the mode of use, and is only necessary when there are differences between expressive and receptive abilities. This element is optional. When not present, the assumption is that any further detail provided within the languageCommunication element refers to all common modes of communication. The coding system used shall be the HL7 LanguageAbilityMode vocabulary when this element is communicated.

<proficiencyLevelCode code=' ' codeSystem='2.16.840.1.113883.5.61' codeSystemName='LanguageProficiencyCode' />

This element describes the proficiency of the patient (with respect to the mode if specified). This element is optional. The coding system used shall be the HL7 LanguageProficiencyCode vocabulary when this element is communicated.

<preferenceInd value=' '/>

This element shall be present on all languageCommunication elements when more than one is provided. It shall be valued "true" if this language is the patient’s preferred language for communication, or "false" if this is not the patient’s preferred language. More than one language may be preferred, and at least one must be preferred.