Criterion 07: #75114

Finding: 
Noncompliance
Published Date: 
May 19, 2015

The accredited provider uses employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as authors and speakers in CME activities related to the business lines and products of their employer(s). In its Self-Study Report and Interview at reaccreditation, the provider describes that it ensures the independence of its CME activities by having commercial employees attest that the content they present about commercial products is ”fair and balanced.” This is not an acceptable mechanism to ensure independence, as employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests cannot control the content of accredited CME that is related to the business lines and products of their employer.

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