Is it necessary to collect disclosure information on relevant financial relationships from a speaker each and every time the speaker participates in a CME activity?

Last Revised: 
November 11, 2011

No. It is not necessary to collect disclosure information on relevant financial relationships from a speaker, planner, or author each and every time that individual has control over the content of a CME activity. SCS Element 2.1 requires that the provider be able to show the ACCME that everyone who has control of CME content has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the provider. Disclosure can occur by the provider utilizing disclosure information from a database, previous CME activities, or another institution and then verifying that those relationships (or lack of relationships) are current and applicable to the applicable CME activity.

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