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Written Agreement for Commercial Support AORN Continuing Education Approval Process Written Agreement for Commercial Support ANCC defines “commercial support� as financial, or in-kind, contributions given by a commercial interest, which is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CNE activity. Applicant: ___________________________________________________________ Title of Activity: ______________________________________________________ Activity Date: ________________________________________________________ Source of Commercial Support: __________________________________________

Terms, Conditions, and Purposes

Independence 1. This activity is for scientific and educational purposes only and will not promote any specific proprietary business interest of the Commercial Interest. 2. The Applicant is responsible for all decisions regarding the components of the education activity (CNE needs, educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CNE, and selection of educational methods). Appropriate Use of Commercial Support 3. The Applicant will make all decisions regarding the disposition and disbursement of funds from the Commercial Interest. 4. The Commercial Interest will not require the Applicant to accept advice concerning the components of the education activity as a condition of the grant. 5. All commercial support associated with this activity will be given with the full knowledge and approval of the Applicant. No other payments shall be given to the nurse planner, planning committee members, teachers or authors, joint sponsor, or any other involved with the supported activity. Commercial Promotion 6. Product-promotion material or product-specific advertisement of any type is prohibited in or during the continuing nursing education. Promotional materials cannot be displayed or distributed in the education space immediately before, during or after a nursing continuing education activity. 7. Commercial interests may not engage in sales or promotional activities while in the space or place of the continuing nursing education activity. (page 1 of 2)


(Written Agreement for Commercial Support: page 2 of 2) Disclosure 8. The Applicant will ensure that the source of support from the Commercial Interest, either direct or inkind, is disclosed to the participants in program brochures, handouts, and other program materials, and/or announced at the time of the activity. 9. This disclosure will not include the use of a trade name or a product-group message. The acknowledgment of commercial support may state the name, mission of the company or institution and may include corporate logos and slogans, if they are not product promotional in nature. The Commercial Interest and the Applicant agree to abide by the requirements of the ANCC COA Standards for Disclosure and Commercial Support for continuing nursing education.

Agreed by Authorized Representatives

Commercial Interest

Applicant

________________________ Name of Commercial Interest

__________________________ Name of Applicant

__________________________ Signature and date

__________________________ Signature and date

__________________________ Print Name

__________________________ Print Name

_________________________ Title

_________________________ Title


Written Agreement for Commercial Support  

Agreement for commercial support

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