Do I have to document compliance with all criteria for each activity?

Published Date: 
November 11, 2011
Last Revised: 
April 23, 2014

No, you do not. Some Criteria address your overall CME program, while others relate to CME activities. For each CME activity, you need to demonstrate compliance with Criteria 2 - 6, which address educational planning and delivery. In addition, you need to demonstrate compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support SM (Criteria 7 - 10). Criterion 11 requires that providers evaluate changes in learners' competence or performance or patient outcomes, in order to be able to analyze those changes achieved as a result of the overall program's activities.

When describing and demonstrating compliance with the program-level criteria, Criterion 1 and Criteria 12 - 22), you may choose to use individual activities as examples - but you do not need to document how every activity complied with these criteria.

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