The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is a committee of volunteer donation and transplant community clinicians and professions charged with:
- driving member performance improvement through peer review and information exchange
- promoting patient safety
- monitoring member compliance with OPTN policies
Learn more about the MPSC and its current projects.
For the benefit of the donation and transplant community, the OPTN Board has authorized the OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) to disseminate learnings and effective practices observed during MPSC meetings and interactions with OPTN members. Updates will be provided by the MPSC after each of their in-person meetings.
Reports to the Board of Directors
The MPSC gives a thorough annual briefing to the OPTN Board of Directors, with recommendations and other information about continuous improvement efforts. The MPSC also reports on areas of success as well as potential concern.
Regional meeting updates
The MPSC often engages with the entire community at the OPTN’s regional meetings that take place across the country twice a year (and which are also accessible virtually). The MPSC’s updates at regional meetings can include information about improvement opportunities, changes to the OPTN Bylaws and details about any notable trends observed by the committee.
In order to improve system performance, the committee regularly shares information with the community about key topics and issues, which often emerge from the in-person meetings the MPSC convenes three times a year.
- Donation after circulatory death (DCD) protocols and managing multiple organs (December 2022)
- Reducing risk and ensuring patient safety (July 2023)
- Implementation of the Offer Acceptance performance metric and other recommendations (October 2023)
Additional monitoring resources
The OPTN monitors its members for compliance with its own policies and bylaws and offers performance improvement support and resources to OPOs and transplant programs.
For more information on individual OPO and transplant program performance, visit the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR):
To learn more about how the federal government regulates OPTN members, visit:
- CMS’ Medicare and Medicaid Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) & Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for OPOs
- CMS’ Medicare Program Hospital CoPs: Requirements for Approval and Re-Approval of Transplant Centers To Perform Organ Transplants