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Can a provider leave it up to an individual who controls content to determine if his/her relevant financial relationship creates a conflict of interest that needs to be resolved?

No. The provider cannot delegate the responsibility for resolving the conflict of interest to the person with the conflict of interest. However, an individual who controls CME content can be involved in the mechanism by being expected to take specific actions to resolve his/her conflict (ex: removing bias, using an evidence-based approach) under the supervision of the provider.