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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.

Board 12/2017

View updated status of public comment proposals and briefing papers presented to the board by sponsoring committees.

Fiscal impact summary (PDF - 545 K; 12/2017)

OPO Committee update on HOPE Act (PDF - 544 K; 12/2017)

Enhancing liver distribution

Improving en bloc kidney allocation

Improving dual kidney allocation

Review of HLA tables

Revisions to pediatric emergency membership exception pathway

Scheduled

Improving the efficiency of organ allocation
12/2017 Board action

(Policies 1.2, 5.6.B, and 5.6.C only; 2.2, 2.11 and 2.12 were implemented)

  • 5/2/2018: Phase 1Reduce time limit to respond to organ offers to one hour
  • 6/13/2018: Phase 2: Limit the number of organ offer acceptances to two

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

Pending implementation and notice to members

Implemented

2018

2016

2015

Previous Board and Executive Committee Actions
DatePolicy Notice
12/23/2015 December 2015 board meeting actions (PDF - 2,532 K)
11/23/2015 Executive committee actions (PDF - 146 K)
10/29/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
OSC - ABO policy updates (PDF - 159 K)
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
KPD (PDF - 54 K)
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
Pancreas Committee (PDF - 40 K)
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
Policy Oversight Committee (PDF - 21 K)
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
OPO Committee (PDF - 20 K)
7/1/2015 June 2015 board meeting actions:
VCA Committee
12/12/2014 November 2014 board meeting actions (PDF - 1,444 K)
9/15/2014 Clerical changes to KP transition plan policy (PDF - 167 K)
8/15/2014 Register living donor candidates before transplant (PDF - 21 K)
7/24/2014 June 2014 board meeting actions (PDF - 2,147 K)
7/1/2014 June 2014 board meeting actions (PDF - 207 K)
3/7/2014 Policy corrections (PDF - 97 K)
1/31/2014 Clarification for OPOs on PHS guideline documentation (PDF - 293 K)
12/12/2013 November 2013 board meeting actions (PDF - 422 K)
8/29/2013 Executive committee actions (PDF - 124 K)
7/25/2013 June 2013 board meeting actions (PDF - 1,452 K)
6/10/2013 Discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates (PDF - 136 K)
5/30/2013 Executive committee actions (PDF - 124 K)
12/13/2012 November 2012 board meeting actions (PDF - 2,051 K)
7/26/2012 June 2012 board meeting actions:
Liver Committee (PDF - 394 K)
7/26/2012 June 2012 board meeting actions:
Thoracic Committee (PDF - 369 K)
5/29/2012 Impending changes to policy, bylaws and kidney paired donation guidelines (PDF - 1,227 K)
4/9/2012 New post transplant requirements for liver programs (PDF - 378 K)

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