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Notices of approved actions

The table below shows Pending policy notices with detailed Item name, board action date, and target implementation date

Item Action Target implementation date
Update Kidney Paired Donation Policy 12/2022 Board action 02/01/2023
Revise Lung Review Board Guidelines, Guidance, and Policy for Continuous Distribution 12/2022 Board action 03/02/2023
Update Multi-Organ Allocation for Continuous Distribution of Lungs 12/2022 Board action 03/02/2023
Establish Continuous Distribution of Lungs 12/2021 Board Action 03/02/2023
Apply Transplant Notification Requirements for VCA Program Inactivation 12/2022 Board action 03/2023
Programming VCA Allocation in UNet 12/2020 Board action 03/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Modify Data Collection on Living VCA Donors  12/2020 Board action 03/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
OPTN Data Collection Changes: Update to VCA Transplant Outcomes Data Collection 12/2020 Board action 03/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Modify Graft Failure Definition for VCA 6/2022 Board action 03/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Improving Liver Allocation: MELD, PELD, Status 1A and Status 1B 6/2022 Board action 05/2023

Ongoing Review of National Liver Review Board (NLRB) Diagnoses

Split implementation. 

  • Policy 9.5.I.i: Initial Assessment and Requirements for HCC Exception Requests
  • Policy 9.5.I.ii: Eligible Candidates Definition of T2 Lesions
  • Policy 9.5.I.iii: Lesions Eligible for Downstaging Protocols
  • Policy 9.5.I.iv: Candidates with Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) Levels Greater than 1000
  • Policy 9.5.I.v: Requirements for Dynamic Contrast-enhanced CT or MRI of the Liver
  • Policy 9.5.I.vi: Imaging Requirements for Class 5 Lesions
  • Policy 9.5.I.vii: Extensions of HCC Exceptions
6/2022 Board action 05/2023
Data Collection to Evaluate Organ Logistics and Allocation 12/2021 Board Action 05/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Report Primary Graft Dysfunction in Heart Transplant Recipients 12/2021 Board Action 05/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Modifications to the Deceased Donor Registration (DDR) 06/2021 Board action 05/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Update Data Collection to Align with U.S Public Health Service Guideline, 2020 12/2021 Board Action 05/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Standardize Kidney Biopsy Reporting and Data Collection 6/2022 Board action 05/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Establish Eligibility Criteria and Safety Net for Heart-Kidney and Lung-Kidney Allocation 6/2022 Board action 06/2023

Enhance Transplant Program Performance Monitoring System

  • Inquiries related to Offer Acceptance
12/2021 Board Action

07/2023

Enhancements to OPTN Donor Data and Matching System Clinical Data Collection 12/2022 Board action 12/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Establish Membership Requirements for Uterus Transplant Programs 12/2021 Board Action 12/2023, contingent upon OMB approval
Changes to Islet Bylaws 12/2018 Board action 12/2023
Update Data Collection for Lung Mortality Models 12/2022 Board action 05/2024, contingent upon OMB approval

Enhance Transplant Program Performance Monitoring System

  • Inquiries related to Pre-Transplant Mortality
12/2021 Board Action

07/2024