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Data Element Name:     Attending/Emergency Department Physician 1 State License Number
SPARCS Data Element Number:  62
Record Positions:  1701 - 1708 Format-Length:  A/N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/2003 Revision Date:  January 2003

Definition:

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 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.