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Policies that advocate for the medical profession and Canadians


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Funding for aboriginal medical students

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy574
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC91-24
That the Canadian Medical Association lobby the government of Canada for additional funding for aboriginal medical students
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC91-24
That the Canadian Medical Association lobby the government of Canada for additional funding for aboriginal medical students
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association lobby the government of Canada for additional funding for aboriginal medical students
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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy617
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-05-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD91-05-204
That the Council on Health Policy and Economics assess the financial impact of the goods and services tax on the medical profession through membership surveys, audits, etc., and that the Canadian Medical Association continue to make representation to the government of Canada for fair treatment of the medical profession under the goods and services tax.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-05-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD91-05-204
That the Council on Health Policy and Economics assess the financial impact of the goods and services tax on the medical profession through membership surveys, audits, etc., and that the Canadian Medical Association continue to make representation to the government of Canada for fair treatment of the medical profession under the goods and services tax.
Text
That the Council on Health Policy and Economics assess the financial impact of the goods and services tax on the medical profession through membership surveys, audits, etc., and that the Canadian Medical Association continue to make representation to the government of Canada for fair treatment of the medical profession under the goods and services tax.
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Health warning labels on alcoholic beverages

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy733
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC91-28
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote the institution of health hazard warning labels on all beverage alcohol sold in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC91-28
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote the institution of health hazard warning labels on all beverage alcohol sold in Canada.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote the institution of health hazard warning labels on all beverage alcohol sold in Canada.
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Child restraint systems

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy734
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC91-30
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote to all levels of government concerns regarding child safety, particularly in relation to the requirement for child restraint safety systems in all types of motor vehicles in which children routinely travel.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC91-30
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote to all levels of government concerns regarding child safety, particularly in relation to the requirement for child restraint safety systems in all types of motor vehicles in which children routinely travel.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote to all levels of government concerns regarding child safety, particularly in relation to the requirement for child restraint safety systems in all types of motor vehicles in which children routinely travel.
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Smoking and radon

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy735
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC91-33
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that radon levels greater than 150 Bq/m3 are hazardous and recommends that Health Canada advise Canadians concerning this risk, make recommendations for measuring and reducing radon levels where appropriate, and remind Canadians that smoking increases a person's risk of lung cancer due to radon exposure.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC91-33
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that radon levels greater than 150 Bq/m3 are hazardous and recommends that Health Canada advise Canadians concerning this risk, make recommendations for measuring and reducing radon levels where appropriate, and remind Canadians that smoking increases a person's risk of lung cancer due to radon exposure.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that radon levels greater than 150 Bq/m3 are hazardous and recommends that Health Canada advise Canadians concerning this risk, make recommendations for measuring and reducing radon levels where appropriate, and remind Canadians that smoking increases a person's risk of lung cancer due to radon exposure.
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Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy812
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-05-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD91-05-190
That the Board approve as Canadian Medical Association policy the executive summary entitled "Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession", including the recommendations contained in the executive summary; further that the supporting background document, dated May, 1991, be accepted.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
1991-05-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD91-05-190
That the Board approve as Canadian Medical Association policy the executive summary entitled "Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession", including the recommendations contained in the executive summary; further that the supporting background document, dated May, 1991, be accepted.
Text
That the Board approve as Canadian Medical Association policy the executive summary entitled "Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession", including the recommendations contained in the executive summary; further that the supporting background document, dated May, 1991, be accepted.
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Hospital privileges for family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy535
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-03-14
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD81-03-74
That the Canadian Medical Association recommends that hospital privileges for family physicians should be dependent on licensure by the provincial medical licensing bodies and should not be restricted to those physicians holding certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-03-14
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD81-03-74
That the Canadian Medical Association recommends that hospital privileges for family physicians should be dependent on licensure by the provincial medical licensing bodies and should not be restricted to those physicians holding certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association recommends that hospital privileges for family physicians should be dependent on licensure by the provincial medical licensing bodies and should not be restricted to those physicians holding certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
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Physician manpower

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy702
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1977-06-22
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC77-2
Whereas the subject of physician manpower is one of major concern and importance to the profession and the governments in Canada, and Whereas it is essential that the profession have major input to the policies developed in this regard Therefore be it resolved that the Board of Directors ensure that the appropriate body in the Canadian Medical Association continues to examine this subject of physician manpower, develops expertise in it, and provides advice to the board of directors in relation to it, on an ongoing basis.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1977-06-22
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC77-2
Whereas the subject of physician manpower is one of major concern and importance to the profession and the governments in Canada, and Whereas it is essential that the profession have major input to the policies developed in this regard Therefore be it resolved that the Board of Directors ensure that the appropriate body in the Canadian Medical Association continues to examine this subject of physician manpower, develops expertise in it, and provides advice to the board of directors in relation to it, on an ongoing basis.
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Whereas the subject of physician manpower is one of major concern and importance to the profession and the governments in Canada, and Whereas it is essential that the profession have major input to the policies developed in this regard Therefore be it resolved that the Board of Directors ensure that the appropriate body in the Canadian Medical Association continues to examine this subject of physician manpower, develops expertise in it, and provides advice to the board of directors in relation to it, on an ongoing basis.
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Medical direction and administrative responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy703
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC81-17
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC81-17
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
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That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
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Physician availability and practice information

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy704
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC81-47
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to the divisions that they study methods for making available to the public, information concerning physician availability and nature of practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC81-47
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to the divisions that they study methods for making available to the public, information concerning physician availability and nature of practice.
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That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to the divisions that they study methods for making available to the public, information concerning physician availability and nature of practice.
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Preventive practices of health professionals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy747
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1991-10-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD92-03-34
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1991-10-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD92-03-34
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
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Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1977-06-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC77-27
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage programs to promote fluoridation of communal water supplies.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1977-06-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC77-27
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage programs to promote fluoridation of communal water supplies.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage programs to promote fluoridation of communal water supplies.
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Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC81-39
That the Canadian Medical Association strongly support the value of breast feeding, and that suggestions be made to the manufacturers of infant formulas that their advertising should reflect the supplemental nature of their product rather than a replacement for mother's milk.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC81-39
That the Canadian Medical Association strongly support the value of breast feeding, and that suggestions be made to the manufacturers of infant formulas that their advertising should reflect the supplemental nature of their product rather than a replacement for mother's milk.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association strongly support the value of breast feeding, and that suggestions be made to the manufacturers of infant formulas that their advertising should reflect the supplemental nature of their product rather than a replacement for mother's milk.
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Infant formula

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy798
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC81-40
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
1981-08-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC81-40
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
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Infant formula

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1329
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
1981-12-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD82-03-56
That the CMA endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
1981-12-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD82-03-56
That the CMA endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Text
That the CMA endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
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