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Accreditation Standards for Continuing Medical Education

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9379
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
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Wait Time Alliance's benchmarks for psychiatric care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11687
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges governments, within their areas of jurisdiction, to adopt the Wait Time Alliance's benchmarks for psychiatric care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges governments, within their areas of jurisdiction, to adopt the Wait Time Alliance's benchmarks for psychiatric care.
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Health Canada's new radon exposure guidelines

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11689
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to ensure that private residences and public and commercial buildings in Canada are appropriately tested to meet Health Canada's new radon exposure guidelines.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to ensure that private residences and public and commercial buildings in Canada are appropriately tested to meet Health Canada's new radon exposure guidelines.
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Examination of adverse events

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11692
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on regulatory agencies, hospitals, health regions and others to utilize a non-punitive quality improvement approach to the examination of adverse events while still acknowledging individual accountability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on regulatory agencies, hospitals, health regions and others to utilize a non-punitive quality improvement approach to the examination of adverse events while still acknowledging individual accountability.
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Access to mental health prevention and treatment

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9199
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
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Stigma-reduction-programs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9202
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop and implement stigma-reduction-programs that target stigmatization generated within the health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop and implement stigma-reduction-programs that target stigmatization generated within the health care system.
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Mental health programs in schools

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9203
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to introduce mental health programs in schools, including early and systematic mental health screening and access to appropriate social and health care resources.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to introduce mental health programs in schools, including early and systematic mental health screening and access to appropriate social and health care resources.
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Mental health services for Canada’s children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9205
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will call on governments to work toward improving the coordination between existing mental health services for Canada’s children.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will call on governments to work toward improving the coordination between existing mental health services for Canada’s children.
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School programs to reduce stigma of mental illness

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9206
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to support the creation of school programs to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to support the creation of school programs to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
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Mental health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9209
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
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Alternate level of care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9222
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations advocate for a management strategy for patients requiring an alternate level of care that alleviates the pressure on acute care hospital resources.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations advocate for a management strategy for patients requiring an alternate level of care that alleviates the pressure on acute care hospital resources.
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Jordan's Principle

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9237
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports Jordan's Principle which states that where government services are available to Canadian children and a jurisdictional dispute arises around the cost of the services for Status First Nations and Inuit Indian children, the government of first contact pays the cost then resolves the jurisdictional dispute later.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports Jordan's Principle which states that where government services are available to Canadian children and a jurisdictional dispute arises around the cost of the services for Status First Nations and Inuit Indian children, the government of first contact pays the cost then resolves the jurisdictional dispute later.
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Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to work in close collaboration with health care stakeholders to include information about a heroin-based recreational drug called "Cheese/Cheeze" as part of prevention activities aimed at avoiding devastating effects in Canadian provinces.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to work in close collaboration with health care stakeholders to include information about a heroin-based recreational drug called "Cheese/Cheeze" as part of prevention activities aimed at avoiding devastating effects in Canadian provinces.
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Children's health and environmental toxins

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9239
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to participate in Canadian-based research studies on children's health and environmental toxins.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to participate in Canadian-based research studies on children's health and environmental toxins.
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National Office for Child Health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9241
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to immediately establish a National Office for Child Health led by a senior advisor who will report to Parliament through the federal minister of health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to immediately establish a National Office for Child Health led by a senior advisor who will report to Parliament through the federal minister of health.
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Physician-led anesthesia care teams

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9244
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association endorses the concept of physician-led anesthesia care teams.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association endorses the concept of physician-led anesthesia care teams.
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Gender discrimination

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9249
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes all forms of gender discrimination exerted against Canadian physicians and trainees as a result of pressure from patients or their families seeking the application of measures or practices dictated by their religion or culture.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes all forms of gender discrimination exerted against Canadian physicians and trainees as a result of pressure from patients or their families seeking the application of measures or practices dictated by their religion or culture.
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National environmental health strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9250
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on the federal government to work with the provinces and territories to adopt a national environmental health strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on the federal government to work with the provinces and territories to adopt a national environmental health strategy.
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National standards for ambient air quality

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9252
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges governments to adopt national standards for ambient air quality that are at least as stringent as the leading international standard.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges governments to adopt national standards for ambient air quality that are at least as stringent as the leading international standard.
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Exposure to air pollution

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9253
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to support research to understand the relationship between early childhood exposure to air pollution and long-term health effects that may occur as a result of this exposure.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to support research to understand the relationship between early childhood exposure to air pollution and long-term health effects that may occur as a result of this exposure.
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