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|Data Element Name: SPARCS Identification Number||File Location: Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 2|
|Record Positions: 03 - 07||Format-Length: A/N - 5|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date:|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The number composed of the Department of Health's four-digit Permanent Facility Identifier (PFI), followed by a check digit for SPARCS control purposes.
Department regulations state that services must be reported under the physical location where they are provided. Common ownership of different facilities does not change this requirement.Codes and Values:
- A five-digit number.
- Must have been a valid number as maintained by the NYSDOH Division of Health Facility Planning.
- Must have been a valid entry.