November 11, 2011
The ACCME expects that written agreements for commercial support will:
- be between the accredited provider and commercial supporter. (This means that the accredited provider's name and commercial supporter's name must be included in the written agreement as the parties entering into the agreement for commercial support.)
- include the name of the joint sponsor or third party that would be receiving and disbursing the funds (when applicable).
- be signed by both the accredited provider and the commercial interest providing the commercial support. Third parties and/or joint sponsors may also sign the written agreement but may not sign it instead of the accredited provider.
- be signed prior to the activity taking place.