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Standardized Packaging for Tobacco

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9732
Date
2009-Dec-05
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) calls on the federal government to require that tobacco products be sold in standardized packages of uniform shape and size.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2009-Dec-05
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) calls on the federal government to require that tobacco products be sold in standardized packages of uniform shape and size.
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Patient bill of health information rights

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9498
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to engage patients and the public in the development of a patient bill of health information rights that sets out a vision for the governance of patient health information.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to engage patients and the public in the development of a patient bill of health information rights that sets out a vision for the governance of patient health information.
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Pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9511
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a discussion paper on international experience and research related to pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a discussion paper on international experience and research related to pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine.
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Publicly funded health care in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9513
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with provincial/territorial medical associations, calls on governments and health authorities to examine internal market mechanisms, which could include a role for the private sector, in the delivery of publicly funded health care in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with provincial/territorial medical associations, calls on governments and health authorities to examine internal market mechanisms, which could include a role for the private sector, in the delivery of publicly funded health care in Canada.
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Testing homes for radon

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9525
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all Canadians, and especially those who smoke tobacco, to test their homes for radon.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all Canadians, and especially those who smoke tobacco, to test their homes for radon.
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Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes addiction as a chronic, treatable disease and urges that it be included in national and provincial/territorial efforts to improve chronic disease management.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes addiction as a chronic, treatable disease and urges that it be included in national and provincial/territorial efforts to improve chronic disease management.
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Salt content in processed food

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9528
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with other national health care organizations to inform and educate Canadians about the adverse impact salt intake has on hypertension and cardiovascular disease and to lobby the food industry to reduce the salt content in processed food.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with other national health care organizations to inform and educate Canadians about the adverse impact salt intake has on hypertension and cardiovascular disease and to lobby the food industry to reduce the salt content in processed food.
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Pets on airplanes

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9532
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the Canadian Lung Association's call for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health to study the health impacts of federally regulated airline policies that allow pets to travel in the cabin of airplanes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the Canadian Lung Association's call for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health to study the health impacts of federally regulated airline policies that allow pets to travel in the cabin of airplanes.
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Access to a family physician

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9534
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations (PTMAs) to urge governments to collaborate with PTMAs in the implementation of a program that will identify and manage "orphan" patients who do not have access to a family physician.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations (PTMAs) to urge governments to collaborate with PTMAs in the implementation of a program that will identify and manage "orphan" patients who do not have access to a family physician.
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Electronic health records

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9543
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations to demand that governments recognize that the flow of information from the patient record to the electronic health records is the professional responsibility of physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations to demand that governments recognize that the flow of information from the patient record to the electronic health records is the professional responsibility of physicians.
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Improved practice and patient management techniques

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9547
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with provincial/territorial medical associations, will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on governments to ensure that resources and training are made available to adequately support physicians' adoption of improved practice and patient management techniques aimed at increasing access and quality.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with provincial/territorial medical associations, will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on governments to ensure that resources and training are made available to adequately support physicians' adoption of improved practice and patient management techniques aimed at increasing access and quality.
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Best practices in the organization and delivery of health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9548
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to assess the feasibility of a national repository to evaluate, disseminate and promote the adoption of best practices in the organization and delivery of health care, directed at continuous quality improvement.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to assess the feasibility of a national repository to evaluate, disseminate and promote the adoption of best practices in the organization and delivery of health care, directed at continuous quality improvement.
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Involving patients in the health care system transformation process

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9549
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association believes that it is essential to involve patients in the health care system transformation process and will adjust its communication strategies accordingly.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association believes that it is essential to involve patients in the health care system transformation process and will adjust its communication strategies accordingly.
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Household antibacterial products

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9565
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon the federal government to ban the sale of household antibacterial products due to the risk of bacterial resistance and to recognize that soap and alcohol-based solutions are as effective in preventing household infection.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon the federal government to ban the sale of household antibacterial products due to the risk of bacterial resistance and to recognize that soap and alcohol-based solutions are as effective in preventing household infection.
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Mental illnesses

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9569
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with relevant national specialty societies and provincial/territorial medical associations to develop guidelines to help provincial and territorial governments include mental illnesses under the definition of chronic diseases in fee codes and funding programs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with relevant national specialty societies and provincial/territorial medical associations to develop guidelines to help provincial and territorial governments include mental illnesses under the definition of chronic diseases in fee codes and funding programs.
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Front-line care providers in epidemics

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9571
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates urge governments to ensure that front-line care providers in practice and training are provided with adequate information, resources (including ventilators, masks, gloves, medications and vaccines) and personal and family disability and life insurance if performing clinical duties in the context of an epidemic or other public health emergency.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates urge governments to ensure that front-line care providers in practice and training are provided with adequate information, resources (including ventilators, masks, gloves, medications and vaccines) and personal and family disability and life insurance if performing clinical duties in the context of an epidemic or other public health emergency.
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Policy that violates ratified agreements

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9572
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports efforts to protect the integrity of representation and bargaining rights for physicians across Canada and will financially support the New Brunswick Medical Society in its court challenge concerning government legislation and policy that violates duly negotiated and ratified agreements and unilaterally suspends access to third-party arbitration.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports efforts to protect the integrity of representation and bargaining rights for physicians across Canada and will financially support the New Brunswick Medical Society in its court challenge concerning government legislation and policy that violates duly negotiated and ratified agreements and unilaterally suspends access to third-party arbitration.
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Quality assurance committees

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9573
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association in collaboration with the provincial/territorial medical associations will vigorously oppose all attempts to remove legislated evidentiary protection currently afforded to those expressing opinions before quality assurance committees.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association in collaboration with the provincial/territorial medical associations will vigorously oppose all attempts to remove legislated evidentiary protection currently afforded to those expressing opinions before quality assurance committees.
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Adverse events

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9574
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the importance of disclosing adverse events to affected patients in a timely manner, recommends that regional health authorities, institutions and professional associations develop policies to ensure the confidentiality of medical quality assurance deliberation, unless public notification is required to mitigate any possibility of ongoing harm.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the importance of disclosing adverse events to affected patients in a timely manner, recommends that regional health authorities, institutions and professional associations develop policies to ensure the confidentiality of medical quality assurance deliberation, unless public notification is required to mitigate any possibility of ongoing harm.
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Sharing patient health information

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9576
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the Canada Revenue Agency to collaborate with Service Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to reduce redundant requests by sharing relevant patient health information, while at the same time respecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient records.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the Canada Revenue Agency to collaborate with Service Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to reduce redundant requests by sharing relevant patient health information, while at the same time respecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient records.
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