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Sub data element name


Code System Owner

Email address
Phone number+ 1 937 435 3870

Avenue Louise 326

1050 Brussels


Code System Maintainer (Steward)Name
Email address
Phone number
Code System PublisherName
Email address
Phone number
Code System NamesFormal name of the code systemGlobal Location Number (GLN)
Short name of the code systemGLN
Code System Technical IdentifiersHTA-endorsed URI
HTA-endorsed OID1.3.88
Other URIs
Other OIDs
Code System InformationLink

"Global Location Number (GLN) can be used by companies to identify their locations, giving them complete flexibility to identify any type or level of location required."

For more information as to how GLNs are used in healthcare, see a GS1 provided guide located here

For additional information regarding the GLN standard refer to the GS1 General Specifications and for assignment refer to the GS1 GLN Allocation Rules.

GS1 local offices handle all enquiries related to GS1 standards. Please see the list of GS1 offices for more information

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Code System Copyright, Intellectual Property and LicensingCopyright Statement
Copyright Information

In relation to the "Healthcare GLN Implementation

"GS1®, under its IP Policy, seeks to avoid uncertainty regarding intellectual property claims by requiring the participants in
the Work Group that developed this Healthcare GLN Implementation Guideline to agree to grant to GS1 members a
royalty-free licence or a RAND licence to Necessary Claims, as that term is defined in the GS1 IP Policy. Furthermore,
attention is drawn to the possibility that an implementation of one or more features of this Specification may be the subject
of a patent or other intellectual property right that does not involve a Necessary Claim. Any such patent or other
intellectual property right is not subject to the licensing obligations of GS1. Moreover, the agreement to grant licences
provided under the GS1 IP Policy does not include IP rights and any claims of third parties who were not participants in the
Work Group.

Accordingly, GS1 recommends that any organisation developing an implementation designed to be in conformance with this
Specification should determine whether there are any patents that may encompass a specific implementation that the
organisation is developing in compliance with the Specification and whether a licence under a patent or other intellectual
property right is needed. Such a determination of a need for licencing should be made in view of the details of the specific
system designed by the organisation in consultation with their own patent counsel."

"GS1 disclaims all liability for any damages arising from use or misuse of this document, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory damages, and including liability for infringement of any intellectual property rights, relating to use of information in or reliance upon this document."

"GS1 and the GS1 logo are registered trademarks of GS1 AISBL."

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HTA endorsement status (Draft, In review, Endorsed for use, Pending re-endorsement, Retired) ValueEndorsed for Use
Assignment date20211202
HTA review statusLast review date20211202
Next review date20211203
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