This change would extend the capabilities of the Consultation list to filter out consultations by allowing the user to apply more context to see more condensed list. This would include a new preference to allow a user to customize the default filter options for when the consultation list is first loaded.
Existing filter remains so nothing is lost and I don't forsee any risk.
This list gets rather large and for large datasets has its drawbacks in finding what you need.
The feature has been tested but it would be good to test the 3 auto complete style dropdowns and accuracy of multiple filter criteria.
The submit button name has change to "Apply Filter" and location of some of the form elements have moved but the feature should be intuitive since it is the same feature with just added capabilities. Additional training shouldn't be required.
Some of these new features are present in the OSCAR "NewUI" project and are simply being added to the current state.