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Policy Notices

Find summaries of OPTN policy and bylaws changes approved at board and executive committee meetings, including implementation dates and any actions you need to take.

Scheduled

Simultaneous liver-kidney allocation - two parts
6/2016 Board action

  • Effective 5/31/2017 - New data fields added for kidney & liver candidates
  • Effective 8/10/2017 - Policy takes effect and new fields are required

Informed consent changes for potential living donors - Effective 6/1/2017
12/2016 Board action

TransNetSM mandatory for OPOs - two parts
2/2017 executive committee action; 6/2016 board action

  • Effective 6/1/2017 - TransNet required for all organs except VCA
  • Effective 11/1/2017 - TransNet required for VCA organs

Kidney: KAS clarifications (part) - Effective 6/29/2017
6/2016 Board action

VCA: List covered body parts - 2 of 2 - Effective 9/1/2018
6/2016 Board action

Pending implementation and notice to members

Implemented

2017

2016

Previous Board and Executive Committee Actions
DatePolicy Notice
12/23/2015 December 2015 board meeting actions
11/23/2015 Executive committee actions
10/29/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
OSC - ABO policy updates
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
KPD
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
Pancreas Committee
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
Policy Oversight Committee
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
OPO Committee
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
VCA Committee
12/12/2014 November 2014 board meeting actions
9/15/2014 Clerical changes to KP transition plan policy
8/15/2014 Register living donor candidates before transplant
7/24/2014 June 2014 board meeting actions
7/1/2014 June 2014 board meeting actions
3/7/2014 Policy corrections
1/31/2014 Clarification for OPOs on PHS guideline documentation
12/12/2013 November 2013 board meeting actions
8/29/2013 Executive committee actions
7/25/2013 June 2013 board meeting actions
6/10/2013 Discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates
5/30/2013 Executive committee actions
12/13/2012 November 2012 board meeting actions
7/26/2012 June 2012 board meeting actions:
Liver Committee
7/26/2012 June 2012 board meeting actions:
Thoracic Committee
5/29/2012 Impending changes to policy, bylaws and kidney paired donation guidelines
4/9/2012 New post transplant requirements for liver programs

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