Policies

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A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have a series with multiple sessions that  occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly)...
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A directly sponsored activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-sponsored activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are...
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Yes, the accredited provider must report the full amount of commercial support received, even if the commercial support is distributed to other non-accredited joint sponsors.
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There is no specific "co-sponsorship" accreditation statement. If two or more accredited providers are working in collaboration on a CME activity, one provider must take responsibility for the compliance of...
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No. Typically these cards contain only initial, preliminary information like the activity date and location. If more specific information is included, such as faculty and objectives, the accreditation statement must...
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The decision regarding how you acknowledge their involvement or what words to use is up to you. See the ACCME's policies regarding the accreditation statement for a copy of the...
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The ACCME expects that providers will have policies or procedures in place to accommodate learners with disabilities. The ACCME's policy in this regard states, "The provider must operate the business...
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No. The ACCME Process for Handling Complaints Regarding ACCME Accredited Providers requires that all complaints submitted "confirm the name, US Postal Service address and contact information of the person making...
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ACCME-accredited providers must provide CME that contains content which falls within the definition of CME. The content of such CME must not promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine...
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See "Informing ACCME of a Provider's Personnel or Organizational Changes."
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No. The ACCME does not require post-tests for any type of CME activity. In journal CME, some sort of challenge must be presented to the learner that is based on...
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Yes, if educational material from a live activity is turned into an enduring material, the enduring material is considered a separate activity.
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Yes. The new CME activity, must demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements, including faculty disclosure and acknowledgement of any commercial support (SCS 6). For CME activities including those in...
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No longer than three years. The ACCME policy on enduring materials requires both an original release date and an expiration date. In addition, the ACCME policy requires that you review...
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This activity still needs to be available for review by the ACCME - even if it has been "retired." When an Internet CME activity is no longer available online, the...
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Yes. See ACCME Policy on Journal CME for more information.
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No. See Standard 4.2 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support for more information.
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No, there is no requirement that the provider have a CME committee.
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No. The accredited provider is required to record learner participation and be able to verify learner participation for six years from the date of the CME activity. See ACCME's policies...
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For brochures, the ACCME does not have any rules or requirements for name placement, brochure content, cover design, interior layout, font size, or formatting. Brochure design and associated content are...
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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...
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An accredited provider is required to retain activity files/records during the current accreditation term or for the last twelve months, whichever is longer. For more information, see the ACCME's policy...
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See the ACCME's definition of a commercial interest.
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Joint sponsors are expected to routinely have a role in making decisions about the elements of the planning process specified in SCS 1.1. Since these decisions must be "made free...
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The ACCME offered several alternatives for corporate restructuring that met its requirements. For example, the ACCME determined that an accredited CME provider can have a sister corporation that is a...

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