Massachusetts Legal and Ethics Code of Conduct

Massachusetts Legal and Ethics Code of Conduct

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Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA

Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.

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Broaden your knowledge of the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct regulation.

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the essentials of well-accepted ethical principles when dealing with health care professionals in Massachusetts.
  • Identify the components of a company compliance program.
  • Review the Regulation and how it includes marketing restrictions, compliance requirements and disclosure requirements.

Table of Contents

Commonly referred to as: Massachusetts Legal and Ethical Requirements For Pharmacy and Medical Device Representatives

Massachusetts Legal and Ethics Code of Conduct

Table of Contents:

  • Mass. Legal and Ethics Code of Conduct: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufactures
  • Legal Notice
  • Purpose and Learning Objectives
  • Target Audience
  • Compliance and Ethics in Massachusetts
  • Mandatory Compliance Program
  • Massachusetts Code of Conduct
  • Components of an Effective Compliance Program
  • End of Course Exam

Course Content Example 1:

Compliance and Ethics in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacture Code of Conduct established standards for certain interactions between the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and health care providers and health benefit plan administrators.

The code applies to pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures that employ or contract with any person to sell or market drugs or medical devices in Massachusetts.

The purpose of the code is:

  • Limit sales and marketing activities between pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures and HCPs that may influence prescribing patterns and/or adversely affect patient care
  • Increase transparency with regard to industry interactions with HCPs, health care administrators, and health plan administrators.

Course Content Example 2:

Massachusetts Code of Conduct


The Regulations states manufactures must “give health care practitioners the opportunity to request that their prescriber data:

  • Be withheld from sales representatives, and
  • Not be used for marketing purposes 

Who are Covered Recipients?

People and entities that are in a position to decide which pharmaceuticals and medical devices are used.

Course Content Example 3:

Components of an Effective Compliance Program

  1. Commitment by the organization’s senor leadership for an effective compliance and ethics program.
  2. Policies and Procedures. Written standards and procedures to reduce criminal, civil, and administrative violations.
  3. Should be tailored to fit specific risk assessment conducted by your organization to identify risk areas faced in the healthcare arena.
  4. Chief Compliance Officer. A high-ranking individual in the organization should be designated responsible for the compliance program.
  5. The officer should possess resources and authority to implement the program and should report to the senior leadership of the company.


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