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Current Version - Under Revision

These notes provides update guidance on a change to the management and usage of SNOMED CT identifiers agreed during 2011. The resulting changes to specifications and associated implementation guidance have been incorporated within the relevant sections of the Technical Implementation Guide from 2012-01-31.

The change described by this note is designed to remove the need for changing SCTID (data type) when transferring responsibility for maintenance and distribution of a SNOMED CT component from an Extension to the International Release , while maintaining an effective track of the origin and maintenance responsibilities for each component .

In addition, the change also remove the need for changing SCTID (data type) when transferring responsibility for maintenance and distribution of a SNOMED CT component from an Extension to an Extension that is a formally recognized hierarchical-ancestor of the originating Extension .


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