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Data Element Name:   Operating/Emergency Dept Physician 2 State License Number File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  85
Record Positions:  1709 - 1716 Format-Length:  A/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 who performed the principal procedure.

Codes and Values:
  1. The first position of this field (position 1709) 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 Operating/Emergency Department Physician or health care professional did not possess a valid New York State License Number, the License Number of the Attending/Emergency Department Physician or Chief of Service should have been reported.

  6. If this field was not applicable it contains zeros.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.

  2. If the Operating/Emergency Department Physician 2 State License Number was entered, the Principal Procedure Code (Data Element 72) and the Principal Procedure Date (Data Element 73) must also have been reported.