Do I need to obtain disclosure of relevant financial relationships directly from the spouse or partner of a person who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity? (Standard for Commercial Support 2.1)

Published Date: 
August 22, 2013
Last Revised: 
August 22, 2013

No. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.  The ACCME expects that providers will communicate to everyone who is in a position to control of content of an educational activity that the individual’s disclosure of relevant financial relationships must include:

  • financial relationships in any amount,
  • including financial relationships of their spouse or partner,
  • within the 12 months prior to the educational activity,
  • with an ACCME-defined commercial interest, and
  • that relate to the content of the educational activity

 

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