173000000X Taxonomy Code - Legal Medicine

Code

173000000X

ClassificationLegal Medicine
GroupingOther Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionThe specialty areas of medicine concerned with matters of, and relations with, substantive law and legal institutions; such as the conduct of medical examinations at crime scenes, performance of autopsies, giving of expert medical testimony in judicial proceedings, medical treatment of inmates of penal institutions, the practice of trauma medicine in law enforcement settings, and other clinical practice and medical science applications in the fields of law, law enforcement, and corrections.
NotesSource: Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 173000000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for legal medicine grouped under other service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 2,604 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is legal medicine of which 472 are registered as females, 873 registered as males and 1,259 are organizations.

173000000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



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