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Employer and school informational contacts shall be recorded as participants in the CDA Header as demonstrated in the figure below. These contacts shall conform to the General Constraints found in HL7 CRS: 2.1.1 with respect to the requirements for name, address, telephone numbers and other contact information.

The figure below shows how the information for this element is coded, and further constraints are provided in the following sections.


See Templates using Employer and School Contacts

Employer and School Contacts Example
<participant typeCode='IND'>
  <templateId root=''/>
    <low value=''/>
    <high value=''/>
  <associatedEntity classCode='CON'>
    <id root='' extension=''/>
    <code code='EMPLOYER|SCHOOL|AFFILIATED' codeSystem='' codeSystemName='IHERoleCode'/>
      <telecom value='' use=''/>

<participant typeCode='IND'>

The typeCode of the participant shall be IND.

<templateId root=''/>

The <templateId> element identifies this <participant> as a school or employer contact for validation of the content. The templateId must have root=''.

<time><low value=' '/><high value=' '/></time>

The time element indicates the start and stop time range for this contact. These dates shall correspond to the start and stop dates for employment, enrollment, or other affiliation with the organization described.

<associatedEntity classCode='CON'>

The <associatedEntity> element provides the contact information (classCode='CON') for the school, employer or affiliated organization.

<code code='EMPLOYER|SCHOOL|AFFILIATED' codeSystem='' codeSystemName='IHERoleCode'/>

The code value shall indicate whether the participant is the employer, school or other affiliated (e.g., volunteer) organization. See also the IHE Role Code Vocabulary(


This element should be present. When present is shall provide the name of a contact person within the organization.

<scopingOrganization><name>…</name><telecom value= use=/><addr>…</addr></scopingOrganization>

This element shall be present, and shall provide the name, address and telephone number of the organization.