The purpose of the public submission process is to:

  • ensure the clinical relevancy of the classifications; and
  • ensure the continuing applicability of the classifications throughout the health care system.

The public submission period for the 2021 version of the classifications is now open. Please review the submission guidelines, then complete and submit the form below. A separate form must be submitted for each requested change. If you have questions about the process or the submission guidelines, please send them to classifications@cihi.ca.

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Include rationale to explain why this code change is necessary. Reasons like “need new code ”or “no code currently available” does not explain the rationale. If information is incomplete, this submission will be returned for more information.
Please provide any references used such as Internet addresses (URL) or copies of articles and cite the author, title, journal, text, volume, page and year as necessary. If supporting documentation is incomplete, this submission will be returned for more information.