In re ACCME's Proposed Standards for Continuing Medical Education
- Case Date: 1/30/2003
- Project Name: Health Care Project
On January 29, 2003, WLF blasted the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) for its proposal to impose severe new restrictions on who may speak at CME (Continuing Medical Education). In comments filed with ACCME, WLF argued that the proposed restrictions are an unwarranted infringement on free speech rights. ACCME is proposing that anyone who has been compensated by a drug company should be prohibited from speaking at a CME event; WLF argued that a disclosure of such compensation such be sufficient to allow doctors to evaluate what is being said, and that the proposed prohibition would result in most of the top medical authorities in the country being barred from CME.
|Awaiting ACCME action.|
More Information and Downloads:
1/30/2003: Download the Comments
Press Release: ACCME Urged To Scrap Proposed CME Standards