Are there new ACCME requirements related to ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS CME activities?

Published Date: 
October 29, 2013

No. The ACCME does not require accredited providers to offer REMS-compliant or REMS-related CE activities. There are no new or special accreditation requirements for accredited providers within the ACCME system that provide REMS activities. The REMS CE reporting requirements are mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the REMS Program Companies (RPC); they are not ACCME requirements.

For those providers doing REMS activities that are commercially supported by the RPC/Campbell Alliance, Ltd there are some extra operational requirements stipulated by the RPC relating to data collection and reporting that will be outlined in the written agreement between the provider and the RPC.  The ACCME has prepared a fact sheet that includes information for providers doing REMS activities that are funded by the REMS Program Companies/Campbell Alliance, Ltd (RPC).  This resource describes the ACCME's understanding of the shared responsibilities of the RPC, ACCME, and accredited providers.

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