ICD-10-CM Code Y35.21

Legal intervention involving injury by tear gas

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y35.21 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of legal intervention involving injury by tear gas. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y35.21
Short Description:Legal intervention involving injury by tear gas
Long Description:Legal intervention involving injury by tear gas

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Y35.211 - ... law enforcement official injured
  • Y35.211A - ... law enforcement official injured, initial encounter
  • Y35.211D - ... law enforcement official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y35.211S - ... law enforcement official injured, sequela
  • Y35.212 - ... bystander injured
  • Y35.212A - ... bystander injured, initial encounter
  • Y35.212D - ... bystander injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y35.212S - ... bystander injured, sequela
  • Y35.213 - ... suspect injured
  • Y35.213A - ... suspect injured, initial encounter
  • Y35.213D - ... suspect injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y35.213S - ... suspect injured, sequela
  • Y35.219 - ... unspecified person injured
  • Y35.219A - ... unspecified person injured, initial encounter
  • Y35.219D - ... unspecified person injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y35.219S - ... unspecified person injured, sequela

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Legal intervention (Y35)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020