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Bylaws

OPTN Bylaws outline membership requirements for organizations and individuals to participate the in U.S. transplant network. The membership and professional standards committee (MPSC) oversees issues related to the bylaws. 

View the complete OPTN Bylaws (PDF - 2,356 K)

The OPTN Bylaws were last updated on 12/7/2020 with the implementation of changes related to the following proposals:

Establish Pediatric Training And Expertise

Amend Requirements for Primary Liver Transplant Physician

Revise Pediatric Emergency Membership Exception Pathway Proposals

 

The following bylaws were changed in this update: 

E.2: Primary Kidney Transplant Surgeon Requirements

E.3: Primary Kidney Transplant Physician Requirements

E.5: Kidney Transplant Programs that Register Candidates Less than 18 Years Old

F.3: Primary Liver Transplant Surgeon Requirements

F.4: Primary Liver Transplant Physician Requirements

F.7: Liver Transplant Programs that Register Candidates Less than 18 Years Old

G.8: Pancreas Transplant Programs that Register Candidates Less than 18 Years Old

H.2: Primary Heart Transplant Surgeon Requirements

H.3: Primary Heart Transplant Physician Requirements

H.4: Heart Transplant Programs that Register Candidates Less than 18 Years Old

I.4: Lung Transplant Programs that Register Candidates Less than 18 Years Old

L.17: Interviews

L.18: Hearings

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