When an accredited provider is working in joint providership or has designated a third party to receive and disburse commercial support funds for a CME activity, what organization's names and signatures must be included on the written agreement for commercial support? What is the time frame in which the written agreements must be signed? (SCS 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)

Last Revised: 
February 12, 2014

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 provider 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 providers may also sign the written agreement but may not sign it instead of the accredited provider.
  • be signed prior to the activity taking place.
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