Continuing Education Policies
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Open Payments Program) requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education (TUSM OCE) takes privacy protection very seriously. TUSM OCE collects specific learner data and contact information from all learners in our educational activities strictly for verification of participation and reporting purposes. By participating in our educational activities, learners acknowledge that we can share their data with the third parties responsible for administering those activities such as:
- Accrediting bodies if learner is seeking credit/contact hours
- If applicable, third party vendors for payment of registration and activity fees
- Joint Providers/Educational partners associated with the activity for which the learner has registered/attended
- Other accreditation/service providers, if learner requests credit/contact hours, with their permission
- If commercial support is received for an activity, physicians' information may be reported under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Open Payments Program), which requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals
TUSM OCE will never sell, rent or lease any personal information of learners who participate in our educational activities. As required by our accrediting bodies, TUSM OCE will maintain data for a minimum period of at least six years.
For questions regarding this policy, contact TUSM OCE at e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 617-636-6579.
Please visit the link below for Tufts University Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions of Use when accessing tufts.edu or other Tufts University sites: https://www.tufts.edu/about/privacy.
Tufts University School of Medicine considers all applicants and program participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation. Tufts School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tufts School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. Please let us know in advance if you require any accommodations.
All complaints/grievances will be brought to the attention of the Director of the Office of Continuing Education. The Director will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), in conjunction with any staff.
Grievances or complaints may be submitted online via email at email@example.com or in writing to:
Office of Continuing Education
Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111
Fax # 617-636-0314
All issues will be reviewed and responded to by the Director of the TUSM OCE. Issues regarding program content will also be reviewed and addressed by the Course Director. A response will be forwarded by the Director of TUSM OCE.
All complaints/grievances will be reviewed by the TUSM OCE Quality Assurance Committee comprised of the Director, Medical Director, Project Manager, and Lead Nurse Planner. A written decision will be issued in a timely manner.
Those persons who wish to appeal a decision/response should address the appeal in writing to the Director of TUSM OCE within 15 working days of receipt of the decision/response. The Director will bring the appeal to the Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee membership does not overlap with the TUSM OCE Quality Assurance Committee and is comprised of the Dean for Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, TUSM OCE CE Advisory Committee board members (at least two) and the consulting Medical Director. The results of this appeal will be sent to the participant, no later than 10 working days after the meeting of the committee.