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Smokeless tobacco

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy481
Date
1987-Dec-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association alert the public to the serious health hazards associated with the uses of smokeless tobacco; AND That the Canadian Medical Association approach the federal government to request that mandatory health warnings and the advertising restrictions proposed for other tobacco products apply equally to smokeless tobacco products.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1987-Dec-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association alert the public to the serious health hazards associated with the uses of smokeless tobacco; AND That the Canadian Medical Association approach the federal government to request that mandatory health warnings and the advertising restrictions proposed for other tobacco products apply equally to smokeless tobacco products.
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Training physicians to practice in urban and rural settings

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy506
Date
1987-Dec-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Canadian undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs to train physicians who have the appropriate knowledge and skills to meet the health care needs of the Canadian public in both urban and non-urban settings.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1987-Dec-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Canadian undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs to train physicians who have the appropriate knowledge and skills to meet the health care needs of the Canadian public in both urban and non-urban settings.
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Health services access and utilization guidelines

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy497
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
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Prelicensure clinical training programs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy565
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That provision should be made for enough flexibility within prelicensure clinical training programs to prepare physicians for a variety of practice situations in Canada (eg. rural, isolated, urban) without undue prolongation of the training period.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That provision should be made for enough flexibility within prelicensure clinical training programs to prepare physicians for a variety of practice situations in Canada (eg. rural, isolated, urban) without undue prolongation of the training period.
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Nuclear medicine services in under-serviced areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy567
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
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Specialty training for family medicine residents

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy572
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That appropriate training in speciality areas of medicine be provided to family medicine residents within the existing two years of the residency training program where possible.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That appropriate training in speciality areas of medicine be provided to family medicine residents within the existing two years of the residency training program where possible.
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Adverse reactions between alcohol and drug products

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy805
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge appropriate agencies to adopt regulations and/or policies to ensure that warnings about the adverse interaction between alcohol and both prescription and non-prescription products be prominently displayed or distributed wherever alcohol and drugs are sold and/or dispensed.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge appropriate agencies to adopt regulations and/or policies to ensure that warnings about the adverse interaction between alcohol and both prescription and non-prescription products be prominently displayed or distributed wherever alcohol and drugs are sold and/or dispensed.
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Drug product substitution

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy806
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the position that: 1) a patient should have the right to choose either a generic or a brand-name prescription drug where both alternatives exist; and 2) a physician should have the right to order "no substitution" of a drug product he or she prescribes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the position that: 1) a patient should have the right to choose either a generic or a brand-name prescription drug where both alternatives exist; and 2) a physician should have the right to order "no substitution" of a drug product he or she prescribes.
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Car safety standards for mini vans and light trucks

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy807
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends to Transport Canada that safety standards required in passenger cars also be applied to mini vans and light trucks.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends to Transport Canada that safety standards required in passenger cars also be applied to mini vans and light trucks.
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Fee for service

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy602
Date
1985-Dec-14
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That charging the patient for services that are not benefits of the government medical insurance act is an ethical act.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Dec-14
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That charging the patient for services that are not benefits of the government medical insurance act is an ethical act.
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Cost containment measures by governments

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy711
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
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Developing awareness of health care costs and restraints

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy712
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
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Health care service economic indicators

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy713
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
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National health care database

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy714
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends the development of a sound national health care database, accessible to health care professionals' associations and legitimate researchers.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends the development of a sound national health care database, accessible to health care professionals' associations and legitimate researchers.
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Non-medicinal ingredients in drug products

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy802
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on Health Canada to facilitate the dissemination of information to health professionals and consumers concerning the presence, in drug products, of non-medicinal ingredients that can cause adverse reactions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on Health Canada to facilitate the dissemination of information to health professionals and consumers concerning the presence, in drug products, of non-medicinal ingredients that can cause adverse reactions.
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Disclosure of peer review committee proceedings

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy803
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
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Preventive health program in schools

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy804
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encouragess provincial/territorial medical associations and governments to support a preventive health program in schools, with particular regard to alcohol, drug, reproductive and mental health counseling.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encouragess provincial/territorial medical associations and governments to support a preventive health program in schools, with particular regard to alcohol, drug, reproductive and mental health counseling.
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Family physicians in the hospital setting

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy491
Date
1985-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association policy regarding family physicians in the hospital setting be reaffirmed.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1985-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association policy regarding family physicians in the hospital setting be reaffirmed.
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Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
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Nutrition counseling

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy784
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That, recognizing the importance of comprehensive nutrition counselling services, the Canadian Medical Association urge that such services be made widely available within the framework of the health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That, recognizing the importance of comprehensive nutrition counselling services, the Canadian Medical Association urge that such services be made widely available within the framework of the health care system.
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