Compliance Check: Information from Speakers and Planners

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Compliance Check is a new series of quick tips to help accredited providers meet accreditation requirements.

What information should I get from my speakers and planners?

  • Ask your speaker or planner to disclose ALL financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months.
  • Are you asking with the correct definition of "ineligible company"?
    • The definition changed in 2022. If you're using the wrong definition, you can't get the right information!
    • The correct definition: An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Tip: Use ACCME's Standards Toolkit, which includes a downloadable template to collect information about all relevant financial relationships from CE planners and faculty. Or update the definition of "ineligible company" in your own forms.