Calls for Comment

The ACCME Board of Directors undertakes a multistep, deliberative process to recommend new policies or modifications to policies and procedures. This process includes issuing calls for comment, in accordance with the Rule-Making Policy , which states that the public will have the opportunity to comment on proposed rules or policies that directly affect member organizations and accredited providers. Following a call for comment, an analysis of the responses as well as the complete text of the responses is posted here.

Closed Calls
Closed on: May 25, 2017

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) have closed their call for public comment about their proposal to...

Closed on: February 16, 2016

The ACCME closed the call for public comment about its proposal for a menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.  The call for comment was issued in...

Closed on: January 31, 2014

On December 17, 2013, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) issued a call for public comment about its proposal to simplify the accreditation requirements and process, in accordance with its...

Closed on: October 28, 2011

The ACCME proposed a new and simpler procedure for receiving and analyzing information from Recognized state and territory medical societies. This Call for Comment opened on January 22, 2010 and closed on March 8, 2010.

An audio commentary with ACCME Chief Executive, Murray Kopelow, MD,...

Closed on: June 6, 2011

The ACCME sought comment on a proposal that would prohibit the use of corporate logos and the mention of corporate divisions in disclosures of commercial support. This Call for Comment opened on April 21, 2011 and closed on June 6, 2011.

An audio commentary with ACCME Chief Executive,...

Closed on: September 27, 2010

The ACCME sought comment on a proposal regarding providers' responsibilities to learners when an activity is found in Noncompliance through the complaints process. This Call for Comment opened on August 12, 2010 and closed on September 27, 2010.

An audio commentary with ACCME Chief...

Closed on: August 8, 2010

The ACCME sought comment on a proposal for balancing transparency and confidentiality in the Complaints and Inquiries Process. This Call for Comment opened on January 22, 2010 and closed on March 8, 2010. 

An audio commentary with ACCME Past President, Murray Kopelow, MD, explaining the...

Closed on: March 8, 2010

At the urging of several stakeholders of the ACCME's accreditation system, the ACCME asked the CME community: Should the ACCME add the word knowledge into Criteria 1, 3, and 11? This Call for Comment opened on January 22, 2010 and closed on March 8, 2010. 

An audio commentary with ACCME...

Closed on: May 21, 2009

The ACCME proposed the development of an Independent CME Funding Entity. This Call for Comment opened on April 22, 2009 and closed on May 21, 2009.

A report including the responses as well as the ACCME's analysis of the responses is available here.

The full...

Closed on: May 21, 2009

The ACCME sought comment on a proposal regarding ACCME rule-making process. This Call for Comment opened on April 22, 2009 and closed on May 21, 2009.

A report including the responses as well as the ACCME's analysis of the responses is available here.

The...

Closed on: May 21, 2009

The ACCME proposed developing a designation of Commerical Support-Free (TM) Accredited Continuing Medical Education. This Call for Comment opened on April 22, 2009 and closed on May 21, 2009.

A report including the responses as well as the ACCME's analysis of the responses is available...

Closed on: May 21, 2009

The ACCME proposed developing a designation of a special ACCME-defined designation of Promotional Teacher and Author-Free TM Accredited Continuing Medical Education. This Call for Comment opened on April 22, 2009 and closed on May 21, 2009.

A report including the responses as well as the...

Closed on: September 12, 2008

The ACCME proposed ways to ensure that processes to obtain commercial support would not undermine the independence of accredited continuing medical education. This Call for Comment was open from August to September 12, 2008.

The full text of the Call for Comment and the responses received...

Closed on: September 12, 2008

The ACCME proposed additional features of independence in accredited continuing medical education. This Call for Comment was open from August to September 12, 2008.

The full text of the Call for Comment and the responses received by the ACCME are available here....

Closed on: September 12, 2008

The ACCME proposed the elmination of commercial support of continuing medical education. This Call for Comment was open from August to September 12, 2008.

The full text of the Call for Comment and the responses received by the ACCME are available here....