Method: fhir.delete

Full name: projects.locations.datasets.fhirStores.fhir.delete

Deletes a FHIR resource.

Implements the FHIR standard delete interaction (DSTU2, STU3, R4).

Note: Unless resource versioning is disabled by setting the disableResourceVersioning flag on the FHIR store, the deleted resources will be moved to a history repository that can still be retrieved through vread and related methods, unless they are removed by the purge method.

For samples that show how to call delete, see Deleting a FHIR resource.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



The name of the resource to delete.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource name:

  • healthcare.fhirResources.delete

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response is a generic HTTP response whose format is defined by the method.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.