The message is used to pass detailed information on persons from, for instance, health insurance agencies to local government in order to verify, add, change or delete person related data in information systems.  The message may also be used to transfer person information between various application systems within one organization (i.e. hospital).

Usually detailed person related information for one or more persons is sent from one organization to another who will acknowledge the message that is sent and proceed with changing, adding or deleting person data in their own files or use the transferred information to check their own registers and send a verification message back.