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Bylaws

OPTN Bylaws outline membership requirements for organizations and individuals to participate in the U.S. transplant network.

The Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) oversees issues related to the bylaws.

The OPTN evaluation plan provides guidance to member transplant centers, OPOs and histocompatibility labs on how to comply with OPTN policies and bylaws.

Recent updates

The OPTN Bylaws were last updated on 06/14/2021 with the implementation of changes related to the following actions: Clarification of Policies and Bylaws Specific to Vascularized Composite AllograftsList covered body parts for VCA, Align VCA program membership requirements with other programs, and Membership Requirements for VCA Transplant Programs.

Update Section Effective date
Clarification of Policies and Bylaws Specific to Vascularized Composite Allografts  Appendix J: Membership Requirements for Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplant Programs Appendix M: Definitions 06/14/2021
List Covered Body Parts for VCA

D: Membership Requirements for Transplant Hospitals and Transplant Programs

D.3: Designated Transplant Program Requirement

J: Membership Requirements for Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplant Programs

J.3: Primary VCA Transplant Surgeon Requirements

M: Definitions
06/14/2021
Align VCA Program Membership Requirements with Other Programs

D.7: Transplant Program Key Personnel

J: Membership and Personnel Requirements for Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplant Programs

J.1: Program Director, Primary Transplant Physician, and Primary Transplant Surgeon

J.2: Primary VCA Transplant Physician Requirements

J.3 Primary VCA Transplant Surgeon Requirements

06/14/2021
Membership Requirements for VCA Transplant Programs

J: Membership and Personnel Requirements for Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplant Programs

J.1: Program Director, Primary Transplant Physician, and Primary Transplant Surgeon

J.2: Primary VCA Transplant Physician Requirements

J.3 Primary VCA Transplant Surgeon Requirements

06/14/2021

If you have questions about these updates, please contact member.questions@unos.org.