AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: El Paso State: TX

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun-23-2014.

This institution's policies were found via online web searches for the 2016 Scorecard. They were last updated prior to their review for the 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie2

Gifts are generally prohibited, but educational gifts such as textbooks are allowed.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 2]
Meals pie2

No industry-funded meals of any nature or value allowed except in the context of approved educational events.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 5]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

Policy effectively prevents faculty from being paid by industry to do promotional speaking, or to be on industry-funded speakers bureaus: 'Participation in the event must be more than merely perfunctory and the presenter must determine his/her own lecture

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 3]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

'All funding from Health Care Vendors in support of continuing education programs at or through TTUHSC shall be in accordance with applicable accrediting agencies and shall only be made to the appropriate continuing education office at TTUHSC.'

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 5]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Attendance allowed but attendees cannot accept industry reimbursement for travel or other remuneration.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 3]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry may provide scholarships to students and trainees for meeting attendance, but it may not participate in the selection of attendees, and all funds must be provided to the university and not directly to the trainee.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 6]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary authorship are strictly prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 6]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Consulting arrangements must include fair market compensation for specific services where compensation reflects time and effort and where expected work products are defined in advance in a written contract.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 5]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie1

Pharmaceutical representatives are required to register and obtain an ID badge, they may not enter patient care areas, but there is no requirement for appointments.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 4]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Access by device manufacturer representatives to patient care areas is permitted by appointment or invitation by faculty members or clinic supervisors. Interactions with faculty must be limited to in-service training or assistance on devices and equipment

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 4]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Annual disclosure of significant financial conflicts of interest is required to the institution, but there is not required disclosure to trainees.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 10]
COI curriculum pie2

The Masters Colloquium covers issues of professionalism and conflicts of interest.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 3]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

Faculty and staff must comply with the COI policy when they work off-site.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 2]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a party responsible for general oversight to ensure compliance with COI policies and there are sanctions for noncompliance.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 17]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior