Conflicts of Interest

Interactions with Vendors and Other Commercial Entities

Visits by Vendor Representatives

Vendor representatives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industries may visit healthcare providers or researchers to talk about and demonstrate their new products. While generally acceptable as straightforward sales visits, an appointment is always required; representatives are not permitted on campus on a drop-in basis. Visits to health care providers must comply with Mount Sinai's policy on Medical Sales Representatives.

Sales representatives may not access any patient-specific information. They are not permitted in patient care areas unless they have: 1) completed all badging requirements as a Patient Care Area Vendor in the Mount Sinai Health System Vendormate System, including immunization requirements; and 2) been specifically requested by the Department to assist with a particular case, or have been issued a written appointment by the Department.

Refreshments and gifts from vendors, however modest, are prohibited during visits by representatives as described in Section II and Section III of this policy.

Scheduled appointments are required for vendor visits to train physicians, researchers or others in device use or new technologies.

Updated October 2015