Accreditation Council for CME Opens Call for Comment About Proposed Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (01/07/20)

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has issued a call for comment about proposed changes to the rules that maintain the independence and integrity of accredited continuing education for healthcare professionals. The council aims to simplify, clarify, and update the standards as well as ensure their continued relevance and efficacy in the evolving healthcare environment. ACCME has prepared an information package featuring background materials, the proposed standards, survey questions, and the current standards and related policies for stakeholders to review before submitting commentary. The council said the proposed revisions seek to establish clear and indelible separation between accredited education and industry marketing, and guarantee that accredited continuing education fulfills the needs of patients and the public. "With this effort, we will assure clinicians and teams that they can continue to trust accredited continuing education to help them to improve their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of the patients and communities we all serve," said ACCME CEO Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc.

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