POLICIES SUPPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Overview of ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities 

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June 30, 2017
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Friday, June 30, 2017

An overview of Criteria 7-10, which incorporate ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities. This video was produced to be used in conjunction with participation in the ACCME's...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

In two instances, the provider presented information to distinguish owners from employees for an ACCME-defined commercial interest whose company’s products are not sold in the United States....

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Friday, July 22, 2016

To resolve conflicts of interests for planners, the provider relied solely on self-attestation with no other evident engagement or oversight (by the provider). Attestation by the individual, in itself, is...

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, offers accredited CME providers strategies and reminders to help ensure compliance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities...

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals for their...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except in the...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In some instances (for example, if a complaint is anonymous, the activity is beyond the timeframe for review, the entity not an accredited provider, or the activity not accredited), the ACCME does not pursue complaints. In those...

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March 21, 2017
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This PDF is a compilation of the accreditation requirements. We have also incorporated some operational policies and the annual report glossary into this PDF, so that all accreditation requirements are in one document, for your...

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November 11, 2011

No. Communication or distribution mechanisms that are owned or controlled by a commercial interest cannot be used to transmit or distribute continuing medical education activities to learners (e.g., a cable...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. A provider can implement practices to designate different categories of commercial supporters for different amounts of commercial support.

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November 11, 2011

Yes. It is appropriate for an accounting of how the commercial support has been spent to be included in the written agreement between the Provider and the commercial supporter.

The ACCME issues policies that supplement the ACCME Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support. Accredited providers must adhere to the ACCME policies that are relevant to their organizations, as well as to the Accreditation...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. Verbal disclosure to the provider is acceptable as long as the provider can verify for the ACCME at accreditation what information was collected for the conflict of interest identification and resolution processes.

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November 11, 2011

No, in this scenario the commercial interest is giving commercial support and buying promotional and sales opportunities. The commercial interest should buy advertising and...

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November 11, 2011

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...