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Health care is a provincial responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy498
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
1986-12-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD87-03-82
That the Canadian Medical Association develop and adopt policies, lobby the Government of Canada and at the federal/provincial/territorial government interface, and encourage its provincial/territorial divisions to lobby provincial/territorial governments to realize recognition that all health care matters are an explicit provincial/territorial prerogative and responsibility (as recognized in the Constitution).
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
1986-12-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD87-03-82
That the Canadian Medical Association develop and adopt policies, lobby the Government of Canada and at the federal/provincial/territorial government interface, and encourage its provincial/territorial divisions to lobby provincial/territorial governments to realize recognition that all health care matters are an explicit provincial/territorial prerogative and responsibility (as recognized in the Constitution).
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That the Canadian Medical Association develop and adopt policies, lobby the Government of Canada and at the federal/provincial/territorial government interface, and encourage its provincial/territorial divisions to lobby provincial/territorial governments to realize recognition that all health care matters are an explicit provincial/territorial prerogative and responsibility (as recognized in the Constitution).
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Impact of regionalization on the medical profession

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy686
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
1995-03-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD95-05-135
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to monitor developments in regionalization/decentralization in Canada and abroad, particularly as they relate to the implications for the medical profession.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
1995-03-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD95-05-135
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to monitor developments in regionalization/decentralization in Canada and abroad, particularly as they relate to the implications for the medical profession.
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That the Canadian Medical Association continue to monitor developments in regionalization/decentralization in Canada and abroad, particularly as they relate to the implications for the medical profession.
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Compensation issues

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1617
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
2003-12-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD04-04-48
The Canadian Medical Association develop a strategy for addressing compensation issues with regard to federal health programs. This strategy should include an assessment of the Compassionate Care Benefit.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-03-05
Date
2003-12-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD04-04-48
The Canadian Medical Association develop a strategy for addressing compensation issues with regard to federal health programs. This strategy should include an assessment of the Compassionate Care Benefit.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association develop a strategy for addressing compensation issues with regard to federal health programs. This strategy should include an assessment of the Compassionate Care Benefit.
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Prescription of heroin for the treatment of drug abuse

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1544
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
1998-12-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD99-05-92
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that methadone maintenance and counselling programs be more widely available across the country with appropriate education and remuneration of professionals delivering such programs. This recommendation applies also to correctional institutions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
1998-12-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD99-05-92
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that methadone maintenance and counselling programs be more widely available across the country with appropriate education and remuneration of professionals delivering such programs. This recommendation applies also to correctional institutions.
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That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that methadone maintenance and counselling programs be more widely available across the country with appropriate education and remuneration of professionals delivering such programs. This recommendation applies also to correctional institutions.
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The health status of Aboriginal children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8503
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
2006-08-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC06-11
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Minister of Health to work with other federal departments, the CMA and others to address the failure of previous federal efforts to raise the health status of Aboriginal children to the national level by developing a differentiated children's health strategy, creating safe environments, developing equitable educational opportunities and creating effective programs to deal with obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and other issues.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
2006-08-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC06-11
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Minister of Health to work with other federal departments, the CMA and others to address the failure of previous federal efforts to raise the health status of Aboriginal children to the national level by developing a differentiated children's health strategy, creating safe environments, developing equitable educational opportunities and creating effective programs to deal with obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and other issues.
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The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Minister of Health to work with other federal departments, the CMA and others to address the failure of previous federal efforts to raise the health status of Aboriginal children to the national level by developing a differentiated children's health strategy, creating safe environments, developing equitable educational opportunities and creating effective programs to deal with obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and other issues.
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Child poverty in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8525
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
2006-08-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC06-21
The Canadian Medical Association requests that the federal government adopt a rigorous strategy to eradicate child poverty in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-03-02
Date
2006-08-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC06-21
The Canadian Medical Association requests that the federal government adopt a rigorous strategy to eradicate child poverty in Canada.
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The Canadian Medical Association requests that the federal government adopt a rigorous strategy to eradicate child poverty in Canada.
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Town-hall consultations on the social determinants of health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10905
Date
2013-08-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC13-101
The Canadian Medical Association will develop and implement a strategy to encourage collaborative action on the recommendations raised during its recent town-hall consultations on the social determinants of health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Date
2013-08-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC13-101
The Canadian Medical Association will develop and implement a strategy to encourage collaborative action on the recommendations raised during its recent town-hall consultations on the social determinants of health.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association will develop and implement a strategy to encourage collaborative action on the recommendations raised during its recent town-hall consultations on the social determinants of health.
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Canadian Association of Internes and Residents’ Principles on Physician Health Human Resources to Better Serve Canadians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11087
Date
2013-12-07
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
BD14-04-84
The Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors endorses the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents’ Principles on Physician Health Human Resources as outlined in Appendix A to BD 14-69.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Date
2013-12-07
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
BD14-04-84
The Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors endorses the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents’ Principles on Physician Health Human Resources as outlined in Appendix A to BD 14-69.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors endorses the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents’ Principles on Physician Health Human Resources as outlined in Appendix A to BD 14-69.
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Canada Health Act principles

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy393
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-190
That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-190
That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
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That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
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Collaborative development of a long-term vision for health care in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy396
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-193
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-193
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
Text
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
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Long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy401
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-198
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-198
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
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Repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy405
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-203
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-203
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
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Breathalyzer-linked ignition interlock devices

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy408
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-209
The CMA supports the use of breathalyzer-linked ignition interlock devices by provincial/territorial governments as a sentencing option for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-209
The CMA supports the use of breathalyzer-linked ignition interlock devices by provincial/territorial governments as a sentencing option for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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The CMA supports the use of breathalyzer-linked ignition interlock devices by provincial/territorial governments as a sentencing option for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Violence-prevention in health care settings

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy410
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-212
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the provincial and territorial governments to develop violence-prevention, including training programs and train the trainer programs, suitable to a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-212
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the provincial and territorial governments to develop violence-prevention, including training programs and train the trainer programs, suitable to a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the provincial and territorial governments to develop violence-prevention, including training programs and train the trainer programs, suitable to a wide variety of healthcare settings.
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Access to health care services in rural aboriginal communities

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy411
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-213
That the Canadian Medical Association request that Health Canada work with provinces and territories to develop creative strategies, in consultation with the medical associations and the aboriginal health organizations, to improve access to quality primary health care services for rural and isolated aboriginal communities.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-213
That the Canadian Medical Association request that Health Canada work with provinces and territories to develop creative strategies, in consultation with the medical associations and the aboriginal health organizations, to improve access to quality primary health care services for rural and isolated aboriginal communities.
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That the Canadian Medical Association request that Health Canada work with provinces and territories to develop creative strategies, in consultation with the medical associations and the aboriginal health organizations, to improve access to quality primary health care services for rural and isolated aboriginal communities.
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Essential drugs for the exclusive use of developing countries

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy415
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-221
The CMA calls on governments and pharmaceutical manufacturers in Canada to ensure a supply of essential drugs for the exclusive use of developing countries, and to offset the numerous barriers hindering access to these drugs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-221
The CMA calls on governments and pharmaceutical manufacturers in Canada to ensure a supply of essential drugs for the exclusive use of developing countries, and to offset the numerous barriers hindering access to these drugs.
Text
The CMA calls on governments and pharmaceutical manufacturers in Canada to ensure a supply of essential drugs for the exclusive use of developing countries, and to offset the numerous barriers hindering access to these drugs.
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Programs to improve the health of aboriginals in urban and rural areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy416
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-222
That Canadian Medical Association ask Health Canada, in consultation with the provinces, the territories and First Nation authorities, to develop programs to improve the health of aboriginal communities in urban and rural areas.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC00-222
That Canadian Medical Association ask Health Canada, in consultation with the provinces, the territories and First Nation authorities, to develop programs to improve the health of aboriginal communities in urban and rural areas.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association ask Health Canada, in consultation with the provinces, the territories and First Nation authorities, to develop programs to improve the health of aboriginal communities in urban and rural areas.
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Professional development as part of CMA e-strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy468
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC00-12
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC00-12
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
Text
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
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Rise in medical undergraduate tuition fees

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy471
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-18
That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-18
That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
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That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
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Tuition fees for medical undergraduates

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy472
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-20
That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-20
That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
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That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
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