Long-Term Care-Nursing Homes EHR-Systems Functional Profile: Release 1 : Table 4

07/01/2008

: Table 4

SHALLIndicates a mandatory requirement to be followed (implemented) in order to conform. Synonymous with "is required to" and "must".
SHALL NOT  Indicates a prohibited action. Synonymous with "prohibited" and "must not".
SHOULDIndicates an optional recommended action, one that is particularly suitable, without mentioning or excluding others. Synonymous with "is permitted and recommended".
MAYIndicates an optional, permissible action. Synonymous with "is permitted".