AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
City: Ft. Lauderdale State: FL

Summary: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine provides a fair policy. A few notable policy submissions include: prior approval before commencing consulting relationships, samples are restricted to amounts for instruction, and CME events must comply with ACCME guidelines. A glaring hole in this policy, however, is the weak gift policy which only bans employees from asking from gifts, and does not require disclosure of gifts below $100.

Demographics: As an osteopathic medical school, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine has a variety of community-based hospitals that are officially affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for all core rotations in M3 year.  The following are the top 3 hospitals Broward Health, Palmetto General, Largo Medical –Tampa. The submitted policies apply only to Nova Southeastern University COM Medical Center

UpdatesThis institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 2/27/2012

This institution has not indicated consent to allow the public posting of their policies.    

Gifts & Meals 1 Employees are prohibited from soliciting gifts. Gifts less than $100 do not require disclosure so long as employee's business judgement is not compromised. All other gifts are to be disclosed.
Consulting relationships 2 All payments for consulting are to be disclosed prior to proposal being submitted but there appears to be no review or approval process.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Payments for consulting/honoraria are to be disclosed prior to proposal submission.
Disclosure 2 All employees are required to disclose all actual or potential COI annually.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 Samples may only be accepted by approval of unit administrative head. Donation must be limited to amount necessary for education, evaluation or training.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 All committee members are required to disclose annually.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives may meet with personnel but by appointment only in non-patient care areas
On-campus Education 2 CME events must be approved by CME committee and must adhere to ACCME standards.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Financial support for attending off-site events must be disclosed, though industry is not permitted to cover travel and expenses. Employees are not to receive gifts or compensation for attending.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Industry funding for scholarships is not accepted.
Medical school curriculum 3 Curriculum states that knowledge on ethical and legal issues regarding COI and interactions with industry but insufficient supporting documents are present to show content of sessions.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes This institution provides an extensive description of the oversight duties assigned to the Compliance Officer and Corporate Integrity Committee. Supervisory employees are charged wirth ensuring that their employees annually complete a COI
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes This institution provides explicit material on instances of violation/irregularities in compliance with COI policy.
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior
0Did not report
N/APolicy not relevant to this institution (e.g., does not make purchasing decisions)