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This is a code system with regularly released editions, an international edition, and national editions.  HL7 international realm specifications shall only use the SNOMED CT international release.  Realm specific specifications shall use either the international or the edition of that Realm.  Use of a Realm specification outside that Realm will require specific additional licensing from SNOMED International or the National Release Centre/s of that Realm. 

              Full title:            SNOMED Clinical Terms

              Owner:               SNOMED International

              Scope of content (semantic space)  all content relevant to healthcare

Technical Identifiers:  note:  this terminology requires identification of the code system and the version of the code system being used.   The identifiers shown here are for the code system (and do not indicate the version)

Link to information about the code system:

Licensing information

  • HL7 users of this information – V2.x, V3, CDA, FHIR
  • Information current as at: 2017 September 15

The following Copyright information (obtained from SNOMED International - Feb 2020) must be noted on all HL7 artefacts that utilize SNOMED CT

"This artefact includes content from SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) which is copyrighted material of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). Where an implementation of this artefact makes use of SNOMED CT content, the implementer must have the appropriate SNOMED CT Affiliate license - for more information contact or "

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