Changes to Standards
April 19, 2017
The Board of Governors acted on recommendations from the Standards Committee and approved changes to the 14th Edition (2016) of AATB's Standards for Tissue Banking ( Standards ). This announcement requires your attention to review and potentially update your Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) and educate staff.
These changes clarify expectations for a tissue bank in regard to obtaining informed consent for autologous tissue at standards D3.100 Informed Consent - Requirements and D5.211 Verification Procedures - Confirmation.
For accreditation inspection purposes, the changes to standards announced in this bulletin are effective immediately.
All changes can be accessed here: Changes to Standards - Informed Consent for Autologous Tissue 4-19-17
For each standard changed, the links below provide printable updates. For purposes of clarity, text added is underlined, italicized, and appears as blue font (i.e., Example ), and text deleted utilizes the strikethrough (i.e., Example).
If you have any questions, please contact Jason LoVerdi at the AATB Office.