Accreditation Requirements

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Meals or social events compete with educational events when they happen at the same time in a different location or when they are the main attraction at the educational activity.

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November 11, 2011

This allows the learners to distinguish between missing disclosure information and the circumstances where there is nothing to disclose.

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November 11, 2011

There is no CME reason for commercial supporters to review and comment on CME content prior to its delivery to learners. CME providers can receive commercial support from industry.  CME providers cannot receive guidance, either...

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November 11, 2011

No. This stipulation implies a control of content and would be cause for Noncompliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support:...

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November 11, 2011

An accredited provider must have mechanisms in place to record and, when authorized by the participating physician, verify participation for six years from the date of the CME activity. For more information, see the...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. The funds from commercial support may be used by the Provider to pay for the cost of the activity including for example, the distribution of certificates and other mailings, as required.

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November 11, 2011

Yes. A Provider would not be out of compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support.

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