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Bylaws

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OPTN Bylaws outline membership requirements to participate in the U.S. transplant network. The Membership & Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) oversees the bylaws.

OPTN bylaws PDF link Updated 12/5/2023

Evaluation plan

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

Evaluation plan PDF link Updated 11/20/2023

Recent updates

The OPTN Bylaws were last updated on 12/5/2023 with corrections to Establish Membership Requirements for Uterus Transplant Programs.

Update Section Effective date
Establish Membership Requirements for Uterus Transplant Programs

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


Appendix N: Definitions

12/5/2023
Apply Transplant Notification Requirements for VCA Program Inactivation (PDF)

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

Appendix K: Transplant Program Inactivity, Withdrawal,
and Termination

09/14/2023
Enhance Transplant Program Performance Monitoring System, Phase 2 (July 2023) (PDF)

  • Inquiries related to Offer Acceptance
Appendix D, D.12.A: Transplant Program Performance
except adult and pediatric criteria for pre-transplant
mortality rate ratio
07/27/2023

OPTN Bylaws Corrections 2022

Appendix C.3.A: Histocompatibility Laboratory Director Qualifications

Appendix M: Definitions

12/5/2022

Enhance Transplant Program Performance Monitoring System, Phase 1 (July 2022) (PDF)

  • Inquiries related to post-transplant outcomes

Appendix D, D.12.A.: Transplant Program Performance except adult and pediatric criteria for pre-transplant mortality rate ratio and offer acceptance rate ratio

Appendix L, L.3: Medical Peer Review

Appendix L, L.6: Peer Visits

Appendix L, L.9: Informal Discussions

Appendix L, L.15: Costs and Expenses

Appendix M: Definitions

07/14/2022
Correction to Primary Pediatric Liver Transplant Program Requirements (PDF)

F.4.E.4: Combined Pediatric Gastroenterology/Transplant Hepatology Training and Experience Pathway

F.7.C.2.d: Conditional Approval for a Pediatric Component

6/27/2022
Administrative Changes

1.1.E: Member Compliance

3.1: Composition 

12/6/2021
Clarification of Policies and Bylaws Specific to Vascularized Composite Allografts (PDF)

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.