Documentation and Policy Requirements
CME providers must comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support when requesting AAFP CME credit. The activity director must attest on the CME application that the CME activity complies to the Standards and that the activity meets every requirement of the Standards, whether or not the activity is being supported with commercial funding. All parties involved should have an understanding of these Standards.
The following policies must be in place by every CME provider:
- Policy and procedure for full disclosure.
- Policy and procedure for identification and resolution of conflicts of interest.
- Policy on honoraria.
Other documents needed on file include but are not limited to:
- Signed letter of agreement from each commercial supporter, if activity was commercially funded.
- Signed full disclosure form from each faculty, planner, author, editor, and reviewer (anyone who can impact the content of the CME activity).
- Copy of AAFP CME application and supporting materials submitted for review and official CME credit approval form received from AAFP.
- CME activity evaluation results.
- List of all participants.
All documentation associated with CME activity development should be retained for 6 years by the CME provider.