HL7 Europe Laboratory Report
0.1.0 - trial-use 150

This page is part of the HL7 Europe Laboratory Report (v0.1.0: STU 1) based on FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) R4. This is the current published version in its permanent home (it will always be available at this URL). For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions


Informative for this version of the guide

Obligations have been added to this version of the guide only as informative material to collect feedback about their usage.


Obligations are a mean offered by HL7 FHIR to specify functional capabilities that defined actors MAY, SHOULD or SHALL to the data elements specified by the profiles.

The current choice has been that of defining the obligation in StructureDefinitions distinct from those used for defining the structural constraints.

This page describes also the actors that have been defined for specifying the obligations.


Three actors have been specified:

The first is the actor creating the report. This report can be send to a consumer or to a repository for report storage and sharing. The second actor is the system maintaining a copy of the report received, to store and make it available for the consumers. The last actor is the system using the report received or retrieved.

Laboratory Report CreatorLaboratory Report RepositoryLaboratory Report ConsumerGenerate a reportStore a reportUse a reportSend/Provide a reportReceive/Query a report

Obligations List

  1. Patient Obligations (PatientEuObligations)
  2. Human Name Obligations (HumanNameEuObligations)
  3. Observation Obligations (ObservationEuObligations)
  4. ServiceRequest Obligations (ServiceRequestEuObligations)
  5. Specimen Obligations (SpecimenEuObligations)