Home > Ask Accme > Many Providers Produce CME Activities Paid For Entirely By Commercial Support With No Charge To The Participants. Typically These Activities Include A Modest Meal. Commercial Support Has Been Used To Pay For This Meal As Part Of The Activity. Are Meals Still Allowed As Part Of CME Activities In Light Of SCS 3.12?
Many providers produce CME activities paid for entirely by commercial support with no charge to the participants. Typically these activities include a modest meal. Commercial support has been used to pay for this meal as part of the activity. Are meals still allowed as part of CME activities in light of SCS 3.12?
November 11, 2011
Yes. ACCME considers meals arranged by the Provider in conjunction with an activity to be an appropriate part of the expenses of a meeting and can be paid for out of the commercial support.