A group of SNOMED CT components
and/or reference set members
that are at a given point in time managed, maintained and distributed as a unit.
- Components and reference set members that are part of the same module are share the same moduleId value.
- Each component and reference set member is a part of one and only one module as at a given point in time.
- The organization responsible for a module can move a component and reference set member from that module to another module that the same organization is responsible for, by creating a revised version of the component or reference set member with a different moduleId that applies from the effectiveTime of the revised version.
- Subject to rules related to movement of components between two extensions or between an extension and the International Edition, it is possible for a component and reference set member to be moved between modules maintained by different organizations .