Release 4 Code System

Orders and Observations Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

The current status of the task.

Committee:Orders and Observations Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.791 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: TaskStatus (The current status of the task.)
  • ValueSet: TaskStatus (The current status of the task.)

The current status of the task.

This code system defines the following codes:

draft DraftThe task is not yet ready to be acted upon.
requested RequestedThe task is ready to be acted upon and action is sought.
received ReceivedA potential performer has claimed ownership of the task and is evaluating whether to perform it.
accepted AcceptedThe potential performer has agreed to execute the task but has not yet started work.
rejected RejectedThe potential performer who claimed ownership of the task has decided not to execute it prior to performing any action.
ready ReadyThe task is ready to be performed, but no action has yet been taken. Used in place of requested/received/accepted/rejected when request assignment and acceptance is a given.
cancelled CancelledThe task was not completed.
in-progress In ProgressThe task has been started but is not yet complete.
on-hold On HoldThe task has been started but work has been paused.
failed FailedThe task was attempted but could not be completed due to some error.
completed CompletedThe task has been completed.
entered-in-error Entered in ErrorThe task should never have existed and is retained only because of the possibility it may have used.


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code