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This is the HL7 Belgium FHIR specification. This specification is being developed in collaboration with different parties and cannot be considered legally binding. The legally binding specifications for Belgium are those published by the eHealth federal platform.

This documentation and set of artefacts are still undergoing development, and they are in DRAFT mode. The working groups of HL7 and the different interested parties are working on this specification. This is a DRAFT specification that has not yet been validated by the community of users and implementers.

This specification contains:

The implementation guide is structured to allow implementers to pick and choose the specifications needed, and combine them as necessary.


This implementation guide follows the FHIR pattern of being published as a web-based specification. This allows easy navigation between the Belgium-specific portion of the implementation guide and the resources, data types, value sets and other specification components leveraged from the FHIR core specification. This approach also allows implementers to easily navigate to the information needed to perform a task.

A Table of Contents page is provided that lists all of the pages defined as part of this implementation guide. (Do be aware that some pages have multiple tabs.) A table of contents is also available for the full FHIR specification if you really want to read absolutely everything. There's also an Artifact index that lists all formal FHIR artifacts defined within this implementation guide. The Support menu provides links to the HL7 standards used by this implementation guide as well as providing a downloads link to retrieve a local copy of this implementation guide and/or particular subsets of it.

Bread-crumb navigation is provided in the gray bar just below the menu at the top of each page, allowing easy navigation back to the main page.

Intellectual Property Considerations

While this implementation guide and the underlying FHIR are licensed as public domain, this guide includes examples making use of terminologies such as LOINC, SNOMED CT and others which have more restrictive licensing requirements. Implementers should make themselves familiar with licensing and any other constraints of terminologies, questionnaires, and other components used as part of their implementation process. In some cases, licensing requirements may limit the systems that data captured using certain questionnaires may be shared with.


The specification herewith documented is a draft working specification, and may not be used for any implementation purposes. This draft is provided without warranty of completeness or consistency, and the official publication supersedes this draft. No liability can be inferred from the use or misuse of this specification, or its consequences.