In March 2011, the ACCME modified the requirement for reporting in-kind commercial support, in response to feedback from accredited providers. Below is a description of how to report in-kind commercial support via the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for activities taking place in 2011 and beyond, as well as for activities that took place in or before 2010.
- For activities that you are recording for the Reporting Year 2011 or later, you will account for any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in-kind support. The following are the options in PARS to describe the nature of in-kind support:
- Durable equipment
- Disposable supplies (Non-biological)
- Animal parts or tissue
- Human parts of tissue
- Other - description required
- For activities that you are recording for the Reporting Year 2010 or earlier, you will estimate the value of in-kind support, add that amount to any monetary support you received, and report the total as "Total Value of Commercial Support Received."