The Executive Summary of the ACCME Board of Directors meeting, held July 21-22, is now available. During this meeting the ACCME ratified 49 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions. This included 23 providers that received Accreditation with Commendation (47%), which confers a 6-year term of accreditation, and 14 providers that received Accreditation. Four initial applicants received Provisional Accreditation.
The Board ratified decisions for providers applying for Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™. The decisions have also been ratified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). With these decisions, there are now 36 jointly accredited providers.
Welcome to the new ACCME-accredited and jointly accredited providers and congratulations to all the providers receiving reaccreditation!
The Board also came to consensus about the menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation, based on feedback from the CME community; modified an interpretation of the Standards for Commercial Support related to individuals whose spouses/partners are employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests; and endorsed the recommendations of the ACCME/AMA Bridge Committee, a group convened to align and simplify the accreditation and credit requirements. In addition, the Board convened discussions with leadership from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to discuss alignment of graduate medical education and CME.
For more information, download the Executive Summary.