Conflict of Interest Policy
The Coastal Research Group is engaged in the provision of continuing medical education (CME) through the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access and other meetings. In developing such conferences and meetings it strictly adheres to the Conflict of Interest policies of the CME policies of its accrediting agency, the American Academy of Family Physicians. [See the stated policy at Rules Governing National Conference Program and Faculty Presentations.]
All persons performing services for the Coastal Research Group are required and expected to conform to the highest standards of ethical conduct. Any person providing services is required and expected to disclose any conflict of interest, including but not limited to any articles posted on any Coastal Research Group website, and any presentation in any conference or meeting conducted by the Coastal Research Group.
Any person who believes that an undisclosed conflict of interest or violation of ethical standards should report that to the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Executive Board.
Records Retention Policy
All financial records and other relevant materials shall be retained for a period not less than five years.