On behalf of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, I offer the following comments on OPTN's "Plain Language Rewrite."
In a June 22nd email announcing the public comment period, OPTN maintained that the Rewrite did "not make any substantive changes to the content of ... [its] current policies [.]" That claim was false. The Rewrite adopted the changes to the DCD Model Elements that were the subject of a reopened comment period that ended June 15. Those changes have yet to receive specific approval from the OPTN Board and thus represent, not existing policy, but a mere proposal. To mitigate the confusion the Rewrite has caused, OPTN should immediately withdraw it from public review until the portions relating to DCD are revised to reflect current policy accurately.