What does the ACCME mean by "control" in its expectation that a provider make certain decisions free from the "control" of a commercial interest?

Last Revised: 
November 11, 2011

The ACCME expects that the provider makes decisions related to the planning and implementation of CME activities without being directed or influenced by commercial interests.

A provider will be found in Noncompliance with SCS 1.1 and SCS 3.2 if the provider enters into a commercial support agreement where the commercial supporter specifies the manner in which the provider will fulfill the requirements of the ACCME's Elements, Policies and Standards. (Applicable to all electronically, digitally or manually signed written agreements executed after January 1, 2008.)

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