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Patient Demographics

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Sexual Orientation
A coded representation of a patient's stated sexual orientation.


Sexual Orientation Description

The NY eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) supports including sexual orientation in the USCDI v2 due to its widespread use and clinical value for LGBTQIA individuals. We suggest revising the element description to refer to the Lamda Legal definition: "People’s sexual attraction to same or different-sex people."

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