Philips is committed to complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and ethical codes of conduct, including the Sunshine Act. The Sunshine Act requires “Transparency Reporting” to the federal government on transfers of value from medical device and pharmaceutical companies to U.S. physicians and hospitals - this includes meals. Per the Sunshine Act the information disclosed to the federal government will be made available to the public in a searchable database. In addition, some states and institutions have policies that don’t allow physicians to accept meals from medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Please inform us if you need to purchase your dinner due to your institution’s or your state’s policy and we look forward to your participation in the educational component of the evening. Please note that this invitation is extended to healthcare professionals only.
* Under Massachusetts General Laws, c. 111N, Philips cannot provide food or beverage to physicians and other health care practitioners who prescribe Rx drugs and who hold a Massachusetts license, or to their employees.
* Under Vermont Statutes Annotated, § 4631a, Philips cannot provide food or beverage to physicians, other health care providers, or their employees, who are licensed or located in, or who provide health care services or products in Vermont.
Philips appreciates compliance with these restrictions and regrets any inconvenience that they may cause.