Commenters Support Balance of Transparency and Discretion in ACCME’s Complaints Process

When the Accreditation Council for CME tallied up the responses to a recent call for comments about a proposed change to its Complaints and Inquiries Process, an overwhelming majority favored not naming those accused of violating ACCME’s rules unless their accreditation status changes.

Respondents to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s call for comment came out in favor of a proposal made in January to keep the identity of accredited CME providers confidential as the council investigates allegations that one of their activities is in violation of ACCME’s rules, such as allowing commercial bias to creep into the education.

Forty-one of the 50 comments collected during the six-week comment period and posted to

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