Property serviceEvent : IcdaServiceEvent; (Read/Write)
represents the main Act, such as a colonoscopy or an appendectomy, being documented.
In some cases, the ServiceEvent is inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, such as where ClinicalDocument.code is "History and Physical Report" and the procedure being documented is a "History and Physical" act. A ServiceEvent can further specialize the act inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, such as where the ClinicalDocument.code is simply "Procedure Report" and the procedure was a "colonoscopy". If ServiceEvent is included, it must be equivalent to or further specialize the value inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, and shall not conflict with the value inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, as such a conflict would constitute an ambiguous situation.
ServiceEvent.effectiveTime can be used to indicate the time the actual event (as opposed to the encounter surrounding the event) took place.