Are patent holders who receive royalty payments from ineligible companies considered to be owners of those companies?

Like stock ownership, the question comes down to the nature of ownership.  The ACCME clarifies that, no, individuals who receive patent royalties from ineligible companies are not considered owners or employees of those companies.  Those individuals may control content in accredited CE if the appropriate steps are taken per Standard 3.


CME Watch

AOE’s video blog that provides updates on the CME/CE industry. AOE’s Managing Director Annika Borvansky gives insights on CME/CE current events and best practices.

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Weekly Compliance Tip

Can we use commercial support to pay expenses for a handful of individual learners to defray the costs of attending our activity?

Standard 4 is dedicated to the appropriate management of commercial support.  It clarifies that…

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