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Rewritten, reorganized OPTN policies and revised evaluation plan launched in February

Providing feedback in a UNOS member survey is not typically something you plan for in your busy day, so we appreciate it when you take the time to tell us how we can better serve you. Spurred on by your comments asking for more clearly written policies and helped by the efforts of many members and UNOS staff over the past few years, a major initiative to rewrite and reorganize the OPTN policies is now complete. The Board of Directors approved the rewritten policies in November 2013 and they became effective February 1, 2014.

What You Need to Know

  • Policy numbers and titles have changed. Members responsible for compliance with OPTN policy need to know the new numbers to update documents, forms, or other materials used at their institution.
  • The new policy document has a table-of-contents and an index to help you find the information you need.
  • All policy sections are contained in one document instead of numerous PDFs. Please be sure to select the specific page or pages you would like to print.

Also in response to comments from members, UNOS revised the OPTN Evaluation Plan to make it easier to find information about how to comply with OPTN policies and bylaws.

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