Following an initial review, each request is assigned a manager who is a member of the Content Team. A request is Accepted, Rejected, or ,  change to a status of “Accepted” does not mean that the request will be approved for inclusion in SNOMED CT.

  1. Following initial review, each request is assigned a manager who is a member of the IHTSDO Content Team. A change to a status of “Accepted in scope” does not mean that the request will be approved for inclusion in SNOMED CT. All requests are treated as normal priority with the exception of data errors. Where a request points towards a possible error in SNOMED CT, the request will be prioritised 
    for investigation.
  2. The next step in a request cycle will be a status change of  “In process” which indicates that the Content Team is actively evaluating the request. The following outcomes are possible. 

3. Construction -  When the request manager has carried out the requested/clarified change, the associated request is placed in “Construction” phase. This does not assure that the requested change will be approved and included in the final release data. There are a considerable number of technical processes undertaken after editing for a particular release has closed. This can on occasion result in a change that has been made being reverted or a concept removed from the release.

4. Withdrawn - A submitter may choose to withdraw their request at any time up to the point the status is assigned as “Construction”. However, a submitter may not unilaterally prevent the addition of content to SNOMED CT, or cause it to be retired through this mechanism if it is believed to be a valid request and of value to stakeholders

5. Completed - A request status will be changed to “Completed” once the edit has been made and approved and the data files are ready for release. Prior to this time, inclusion in the release cannot be guaranteed.