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The OPTN Evaluation Plan provides guidance to OPTN member transplant centers, OPOs and histocompatibility labs on how UNOS, as the OPTN contractor, assesses member compliance with OPTN policies and bylaws. It is updated periodically to reflect the latest changes to policies and bylaws. Reviewing this information will help members stay up-to-date so they can revise their operational compliance procedures as needed.

OPTN Evaluation Plan PDF Format Updated 9/1/2014;

Compliance Requirements
Policy 2: Deceased Donor Organ Procurement
Policy 3: Candidate Registrations, Modifications, and Removals
Policy 5: Organ Offers, Acceptance, and Verification
Policy 6: Allocation of Hearts and Heart-Lungs
Policy 8: Allocation of Kidneys
Policy 9: Allocation of Livers and Liver-Intestines
Policy 10: Allocation of Lungs
Policy 13: Kidney Paired Donation
Policy 14: Living Donation
Policy 15: Identification of Transmissible Diseases
Policy 16: Organ and Vessel Packaging, Labeling, Shipping, and Storage
Policy 18: Data Submission Requirements
Bylaws Appendix B: OPO Membership Requirements
Bylaws Appendix C: Histocompatibility Laboratory Membership Requirements
Bylaws Appendix D: Transplant Hospital and Transplant Program Membership Requirements
Bylaws Appendix F: Membership and Personnel Requirements for Liver Transplant Programs
Bylaws Appendix K: Transplant Program Inactivity, Withdrawal, and Termination

Crosswalk Guide to OPTN and CMS Reviews of Transplant Programs

The Crosswalk Guide briefly summarizes what surveyors from each organization will review on their site visits. It allows program administrators to review CMS and OPTN requirements and see where they overlap.

Crosswalk Guide to OPTN and CMS Reviews of Transplant Programs Excel Format Updated 7/1/2014

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For more information
Inquiries regarding the Evaluation Plan should be made to the appropriate UNOS Regional Administrator at 804-782-4800.
For information about the OPTN membership application process, please contact Sally Aungier, Manager of Membership Services.