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Educational materials are those materials used by the accredited provider in the transfer of education to learners (for example, handouts, slides, educational content, abstracts that are part of the education...
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The changes to Standard 4.3, Standard 6.4 , and the Commercial Support Acknowledgement Policy are effective immediately. However, accredited providers are not expected to change or reprint any materials that...
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The ACCME made these modifications in March 2014 because it determined that the logos of ACCME-defined commercial interests —as a form of corporate branding —are not appropriate in either educational...
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Criteria 14 and 15 were eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process because they were redundant to Criteria 11-13. This change...
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Criterion 4 was eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process because it was redundant to Criterion 2, which requires providers to...
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Yes. Accredited providers can choose to include components in their CME mission statements in addition to those specified in Criterion 1. However, during the accreditation process, providers’ mission statements will...
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Some of the special requirements for journal-based CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process. The requirements that support the Standards...
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Some of the special requirements for Internet CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process. The requirements that support the Standards...
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Some of the special requirements for enduring materials were eliminated as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process. The requirements that support content validity...
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Yes. Providers may choose any quality assurance method that works for them in order to ensure that their regularly scheduled series (RSS), and all their activities, are planned and presented...
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No. There are no special requirements for regularly scheduled series (RSS). For RSS, as with any activity type, providers are expected to demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements...
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No. Organizations applying for Provisional Accreditation are not required to have an on-site survey. Surveys are required; conference calls are the standard interview format the ACCME currently uses. Initial applicants...
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CME providers have the option of using the Performance-In-Practice Structured Abstract or to continue using labeled evidence to verify performance-in-practice. The ACCME Structured Abstract is intended to simplify, clarify and make...
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The ACCME expects accredited providers to discontinue the use of the term “sponsor” (e.g., jointly sponsored, joint sponsorship, directly sponsored, direct sponsorship) for new materials published after January 1, 2015....
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Yes. The February 2014 changes to ACCME’s accreditation requirements and processes apply to all accredited providers within the ACCME accreditation system. ACCME Recognized Accreditors are responsible for implementing these changes...
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Accredited CME providers that are interested in conducting the long-term evaluations might provide service in support of the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS in the following ways: Providers can conduct the long-term...
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The RPC has hired inVentiv Health, Ltd. to manage the commercial support. So, in this complicated case, for simplicity, the accreditor is allowing providers to specify the “RPC/inVentiv Health, Ltd.” as...
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CME in Support of REMS: This ACCME Web Page provides updates and resources for accredited CME providers that choose to design education to fulfill the REMS goals. FDA Risk Evaluation and...
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The FDA has provided the following description of the REMS Long-Term Evaluations in its ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Supporting Document: “A subset of CE providers capable of conducting evaluations of long-term...
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The REMS Program Companies (RPC) are responsible to the FDA for fulfilling the requirements for long-term evaluations.  The RPC will provide funding to organizations that will conduct the long-term evaluations...

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