The LAN segment adds detailed language information to the staff member identified by the STF segment. An LAN segment may optionally follow an STF segment. An LAN segment must always have been preceded by a corresponding STF segment.
|1||01455||Set ID – LAN||SHALL||[1..1]||[1..4]||SI|
|3||01457||Language Ability Code||[0..*]||CWE|
|4||01458||Language Proficiency Code||[0..1]||CWE|
Definition: This field contains the number that identifies this transaction. For the first occurrence of the segment, the sequence number shall be one; for the second occurrence, the sequence number shall be two; etc.
Definition: This field contains the language about which the Staff Member's has some knowledge. HL7 recommends using ISO table 639 as the suggested values in User-defined Table 0296 – Primary Language.
Definition: This field contains the ability the Staff Member possesses with respect to the language. HL7 recommends using values in HL7 Table 0403 - Language Ability.
Refer to HL7 Table 0403 – Language Ability in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for valid values. This table contains values for the Staff Member's ability to read, write, understand, etc.
Definition: This field contains the level of knowledge the Staff Member possesses with respect to the language ability. HL7 suggests using values in HL7 Table 0404 - Language Proficiency.
Refer to HL7 Table 0404 – Language Proficiency in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for valid values. This table contains values for excellent, poor, fair etc.