Maintaining Compliance: ACCME Monitoring

The ACCME is accountable to the CME community and to the public for ensuring that accredited providers meet ACCME requirements for quality continuing medical education. To fulfill that responsibility, the ACCME may ask you to provide evidence of your continuous compliance with the accreditation requirements prior to your normally scheduled reaccreditation review. The ACCME would most likely request such evidence if your organization’s compliance was called into question, either through the complaints process or another means.

If, through either the complaints process or the reaccreditation process, the ACCME finds your activities to be noncompliant with the content validation policy or the policies supplementing the Standards for Commercial Support, the ACCME may initiate a formal process to continuously monitor your ongoing compliance with the relevant policies. This process could include verification of compliance through one or more monitoring progress reports.

Additionally, when a nonaccredited organization is associated with more than one ACCME monitoring decision of Noncompliance related to either the content validation policy or the policies supplementing the Standards for Commercial Support, the ACCME will notify its accredited providers of the name of the nonaccredited organization. Accredited providers that enter into a joint providership relationship or have jointly provided activities with the nonaccredited organization will be required to demonstrate compliance of those activities via a monitoring progress report.

Related Information
ACCME's Procedure for Handling Complaints and Inquiries Regarding Accredited Providers
ACCME’s Complaint Summaries
ACCME’s Joint Providership Policies