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Data Element Name:   Operating/Emergency Department Physician 2 State License Number
SPARCS Data Element Number:  63
Record Positions:  1709 - 1716 Format-Length:  A/N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             

Definition:

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 Physician or health care professional did not possess a valid New York State License Number, the License Number of the Attending Physician or Chief of Service should have been reported.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must be a valid entry.

  2. Ambulatory Surgery Only:
    a. If the Operating Physician License Number was entered, the Principal Procedure Code (Data Element 52) must also have been reported.

  3. b. Must have been entered, if Operating Room Time (Data Element 47) was greater than zero.