Is failure to return or provide disclosure information on relevant financial relationships the same as a refusal to disclose?

Last Revised: 
November 11, 2011

Yes. Refusal to disclose is not limited to the explicit act of saying "no" to a provider's request for such information. Unresponsiveness that precludes the provider from implementing a mechanism to identify and resolve COI is equivalent to a refusal.

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