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Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

Maintaining Organization – Canada Health Infoway


Toronto Office

150 King Street West, Suite 1300 Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9

map of location
Tel.: (416) 979-4606
Toll Free: 1-888-733-6462

Formal name of the code system

Standards Collaborative Temporary Codes

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s for the code system 

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.
Canonical URL:

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway) has created the SC code systems (SCPQUAL, SCPTEMP, SCPTYPE) (the "SC Code Systems") to address local requirements in Canada. Infoway maintains the copyright on these code systems.

The SCTEMP is a transitional or temporary CodeSystem supported and maintained by Canada Health Infoway.  It houses the code(s) required and accepted by Canadian implementers if the implementation cannot wait for the code to be harmonized  with the international terminology authority. The SCTEMP CodeSystem also served as a  source for tracking  submissions that need to be made to the various terminology authorities. The SCTEMP CodeSystem applies to HL7, non-SNOMED CT and non-LOINC /pCLOCD used within pan-Canadian specifications. The SCTEMP is not used for the Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM).

Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content

Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content
Version management - timing and identification of versions

New versions are created as per stakeholder requirements and formal requests. 

Versions are identified by release date using the YYYYMMDD date format

IP Information and Licensing Information

Infoway manages access to the CodeSystem by users accepting the following agreement(s): 

HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)


Process to request content change

For information on requesting new codes, please contact Canada Health Infoway


Other useful Information

Canada Health Infoway hopes to be able to retire this code system in the future (date: tbd)

Information current as at (date)

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  1. Caroline Macumber Ted Klein , I have filled in the CodeSystem templates for SCPQUAL, SCPTYPE and SCTEMP.  Please advise. Thank you