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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. 

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Bylaws (Updated 6/12/2018)
No.Bylaw
Article I Membership
Article II Board of Directors
Article III Nominating Committee
Article IV Executive Committee
Article V Executive Director
Article VI Officers
Article VII Permanent Standing Committees
Article VIII Fiscal Year
Article IX Regions
Article X Amendment of Charter and Bylaws
Article XI Adoption of Policies
Appendix A Membership Application and Review
Appendix B Membership Requirements for Organ Procurement Organizations
Appendix C Membership Requirements for Histocompatibility Laboratories
Appendix D Membership Requirements for Transplant Hospitals and Transplant Programs
Appendix E Membership and Personnel Requirements for Kidney Programs
Appendix F Membership and Personnel Requirements for Liver Programs
Appendix G Membership and Personnel Requirements for Pancreas & Pancreatic Islet Programs
Appendix H Membership and Personnel Requirements for Heart Programs
Appendix I Membership and Personnel Requirements for Lung Programs
Appendix J Membership and Personnel Requirements for VCA Programs
Appendix K Transplant Program Inactivity, Withdrawal, and Termination
Appendix L Reviews and Actions
Appendix M Definitions

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