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Per the ACR bylaws, the following categories of members cannot hold a position on an ACR Standing Committee:
Eligibility for Employees of Commercial Entities
The ACR values the unique perspective that employees who are primarily employed (primarily employed is defined as 50% or more of an individual's working time) by commercial entities can provide on committees, subcommittees, and task forces; however, the ACR is also sensitive to the increasing emphasis on both real and perceived conflict of interest in the medical profession. In addition, ACCME guidelines do not allow members employed by commercial entities to participate in planning CME activities. Commercial entities are any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. This definition is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients.
The ACR welcomes participation of members employed by commercial entities on the following standing committees:
Employees of insurance companies, but not those of commercial entities, can serve on the Committee on Journal Publications.
ACR members who are primarily employed by commercial entities and insurance companies are eligible for service on the ACR Board of Directors but are not eligible to become officers.
The ACR cannot allow members who are primarily employed by commercial entities to serve as members of the following committees: