3.2.3: Changing operating location(s) of a function

New GLN
Same GLN
Inactive GLN

When a function changes its operating location and the location is irrelevant to the function, the GLN identifying the function may remain the same. For functions that continually operate at various locations the GLN must remain the same.

Rationale

The function GLN identifies the "who" in a business process; it is important it remains the same over time to ensure proper transaction and event execution, recording and analysis.

Examples

The maternity ward is based on the second floor, wing B, but sometimes also utilises rooms in wing C.