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Data Element Name:   Attending/Emergency Dept Physician 1 State License Number File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  84
Record Positions:  1701 - 1708 Format-Length:  N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:          
Deniable Data Element:   Physician license numbers are considered restricted fields whose release is dependent upon abortion edits performed on associated diagnosis, procedure and DRG fields. See "Abortion Record Editing" in Appendix TT. See Appendix Z for release restrictions.


The professional license number, issued by the New York State Department of Education, used to identify the physician or other health care professional primarily responsible for the care of the patient.

Codes and Values:
  1. The first position of this field (position 1701) indicated the category of license held by the health care professional (see License Code Description in Appendix J).

  2. Must have been valid numerically for each range of entry within Appendix J.

  3. Must have been a valid professional license number issued by the New York State Department of Education preceded by a valid license category code.

  4. Must have been right justified and zero filled between the first position and license number.

  5. If the Attending/Emergency Department Physician did not possess a valid New York State License Number, the License Number of the Chief of Service should have been reported.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.