AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Albany State: NY

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun-18-2014.

This institution has indicated their policies have not changed since they were evaluated for 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie3

The policy prohibits accepting gifts from vendors or their representatives.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p3]
Meals pie2

The policy does not directly discuss meals, but these can reasonably be considered part of their gifts policy; these are prohibited except for modest meals as part of unrestricted grants for CME.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p3,14]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie1

The policy states that for educational events, the individual and their manager are responsible for the program content being primarily educational in value; however, this does not necessarily broadly apply to all external activities such as speakers bure

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p14]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

The policy states that vendor support for CME is accepted by general grant through a centralized fund.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p13-14]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie1

The policy prohibits earmarking industry off-site education funds for particular individuals, but it is unclear if individuals may accept payment for attendance.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p14]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

The policy does not differentiate between staff and trainees, but does prohibit earmarking industry funds for off-site education to individuals, indicating that industry has no role in selecting recipients.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p14]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie1

No policy provided.

[Domain Location: No policy]
Consulting and advising relationships pie1

The policy states that only consulting agreements with an identified conflict of commitment are subject to pre-approval and monitoring. Relationships related to educational events must be described in a contract but there is no evidence that this requirem

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p14]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

The policy allows vendor representatives by appointment only and in non-patient care areas only.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p16-17]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

The policy states that trained technical representatives are allowed in patient care areas for delivering care only.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p16]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie3

The policy requires selected individuals to disclose COI events or relationships, generally with a value of >$1000. The policy also requires disclosure of all educational presenters' COIs to audiences.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p14]
COI curriculum pie3

The submission sheet for the university details a COI curriculum required for all students which covers most of the AMSA model curriculum.

[Domain Location: Submission sheet]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie3

The policy applies to all individuals at the institution in all of their affiliated institutions.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p6-7]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

The policy identifies a party responsible for enforcement and the existence of sanctions for noncompliance.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p3-4]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior