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Confidentiality of medical records

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy598
Date
1979-Jun-20
Topics
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
GC79-2
The Canadian Medical Association deplores any action taken by any level of government which threatens confidentiality of medical records.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1979-Jun-20
Topics
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
GC79-2
The Canadian Medical Association deplores any action taken by any level of government which threatens confidentiality of medical records.
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Treatment of prisoners

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy594
Date
1979-Dec-08
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
BD80-03-99
That the Canadian Medical Association believes that all physicians and medical associations should refuse to allow their professional or research skills to be used in any way for the purpose of torture or punishment of prisoners.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1979-Dec-08
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
BD80-03-99
That the Canadian Medical Association believes that all physicians and medical associations should refuse to allow their professional or research skills to be used in any way for the purpose of torture or punishment of prisoners.
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Breast-feeding mothers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1748
Date
1983-Oct-01
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC83-30
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recommend that breast-feeding mothers consult their physician two weeks post partum especially if they are breast-feeding for the first time; and be it further resolved that the CMA support: a) the provision of a physical environment in maternity units favourable to the initiation and continuation of successful breast-feeding; and b) the adoption of measures to facilitate the continuation of breast-feeding for women working outside the home.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2020-Feb-29
Date
1983-Oct-01
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC83-30
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recommend that breast-feeding mothers consult their physician two weeks post partum especially if they are breast-feeding for the first time; and be it further resolved that the CMA support: a) the provision of a physical environment in maternity units favourable to the initiation and continuation of successful breast-feeding; and b) the adoption of measures to facilitate the continuation of breast-feeding for women working outside the home.
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All-terrain vehicles

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy719
Date
1989-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC89-46
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend: a) that the federal departments of transport and consumer and corporate affairs enact legislation for the purpose of setting national safety standards for all-terrain vehicles, b) that provincial governments be urged to review and strengthen regulations related to the use of all-terrain vehicles, c) that provincial governments be urged to introduce a specific driver's licence category for all-terrain vehicle drivers; such licence would require demonstrating competence in handling the vehicle.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1989-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC89-46
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend: a) that the federal departments of transport and consumer and corporate affairs enact legislation for the purpose of setting national safety standards for all-terrain vehicles, b) that provincial governments be urged to review and strengthen regulations related to the use of all-terrain vehicles, c) that provincial governments be urged to introduce a specific driver's licence category for all-terrain vehicle drivers; such licence would require demonstrating competence in handling the vehicle.
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Child restraint systems

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy734
Date
1991-Aug-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-May-20
Date
1991-Aug-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.
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Smoking and radon

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy735
Date
1991-Aug-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-May-20
Date
1991-Aug-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.
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Continuum of care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8844
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-14
The Canadian Medical Association believes that the issue of the continuum of care must go beyond the question of financing and tackle questions related to the organisation of medicine and to the shared and joint responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments in matters of health care and promotion, prevention and rehabilitation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-14
The Canadian Medical Association believes that the issue of the continuum of care must go beyond the question of financing and tackle questions related to the organisation of medicine and to the shared and joint responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments in matters of health care and promotion, prevention and rehabilitation.
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Informal caregivers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8846
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-16
The Canadian Medical Association and its provincial/territorial medical associations and affiliates recommend that governments undertake pilot studies to support informal caregivers and long-term care patients, including those that: a. explore tax credits and/or direct compensation to compensate informal caregivers for their work; b. expand relief programs for informal caregivers that provide guaranteed access to respite services in emergency situations; c. expand income and asset testing for residents requiring assisted living and long-term care; and d. promote information on advanced directives and representation agreements for patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-16
The Canadian Medical Association and its provincial/territorial medical associations and affiliates recommend that governments undertake pilot studies to support informal caregivers and long-term care patients, including those that: a. explore tax credits and/or direct compensation to compensate informal caregivers for their work; b. expand relief programs for informal caregivers that provide guaranteed access to respite services in emergency situations; c. expand income and asset testing for residents requiring assisted living and long-term care; and d. promote information on advanced directives and representation agreements for patients.
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Long-term health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8853
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-23
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to review variability in models of delivery of community and institutionally based long-term care across the provinces and territories as well as the standards against which they are regulated and accredited.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-23
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to review variability in models of delivery of community and institutionally based long-term care across the provinces and territories as well as the standards against which they are regulated and accredited.
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Independent prescribing authority

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8862
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC07-33
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that pharmacists not be given independent prescribing authority.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC07-33
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that pharmacists not be given independent prescribing authority.
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The right to prescribe medications

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8864
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC07-36
The Canadian Medical Association and its provincial/territorial medical associations and affiliates recommend that the right to prescribe medications independently for medical conditions must be reserved for qualified practitioners who are adequately trained to take a medical history, perform a physical examination, order and interpret appropriate investigations, and arrive at a working diagnosis.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC07-36
The Canadian Medical Association and its provincial/territorial medical associations and affiliates recommend that the right to prescribe medications independently for medical conditions must be reserved for qualified practitioners who are adequately trained to take a medical history, perform a physical examination, order and interpret appropriate investigations, and arrive at a working diagnosis.
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Access to safe and nutritious food for children in northern communities

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8877
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-66
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to promote access to safe and nutritious food for children in northern communities affected by disruptions in traditional food-acquisition methods and a shift to a more processed low-nutrient diet.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-66
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to promote access to safe and nutritious food for children in northern communities affected by disruptions in traditional food-acquisition methods and a shift to a more processed low-nutrient diet.
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Integrated water stewardship

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8885
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-67
The Canadian Medical Association calls on all levels of government to adopt an integrated water stewardship approach to ensure that all Canadians have access to adequate supplies of clean, safe and reliable drinking water.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC07-67
The Canadian Medical Association calls on all levels of government to adopt an integrated water stewardship approach to ensure that all Canadians have access to adequate supplies of clean, safe and reliable drinking water.
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The environment and tax incentives

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8889
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-72
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to provide incentives, such as tax incentives and tax and emission credits, to promote the early adoption of environmental technologies and practices in all industries and sectors (private and public) of the economy as part of a comprehensive and integrated strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-72
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to provide incentives, such as tax incentives and tax and emission credits, to promote the early adoption of environmental technologies and practices in all industries and sectors (private and public) of the economy as part of a comprehensive and integrated strategy.
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Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-76
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to improve the quality of the air that Canadians breathe by strengthening initiatives to reduce domestic air pollution emissions and advocating strongly for emission reductions in bordering American states.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-76
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to improve the quality of the air that Canadians breathe by strengthening initiatives to reduce domestic air pollution emissions and advocating strongly for emission reductions in bordering American states.
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Improvements in air quality

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8892
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-77
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to monitor and report annually on the improvements in air quality and relate this to projections for improved health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-77
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to monitor and report annually on the improvements in air quality and relate this to projections for improved health.
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Indoor air quality

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8893
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-78
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the federal government create a national surveillance process for monitoring indoor air quality to identify sources and reduce levels of indoor air pollutants, employing regulations where necessary.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-78
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the federal government create a national surveillance process for monitoring indoor air quality to identify sources and reduce levels of indoor air pollutants, employing regulations where necessary.
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Cosmetic use of pesticides

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8894
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-79
The Canadian Medical Association urges all levels of government to show leadership by refraining from the cosmetic use of pesticides and aggressively employing safer alternatives to the use of chemicals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-79
The Canadian Medical Association urges all levels of government to show leadership by refraining from the cosmetic use of pesticides and aggressively employing safer alternatives to the use of chemicals.
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Cosmetic use of pesticides

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8895
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-80
The Canadian Medical Association urges all levels of government to undertake a public education program to increase awareness of the potential risks associated with the cosmetic use of pesticides and promote safer alternatives to the use of chemicals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-80
The Canadian Medical Association urges all levels of government to undertake a public education program to increase awareness of the potential risks associated with the cosmetic use of pesticides and promote safer alternatives to the use of chemicals.
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Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-81
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all levels of government to promote safe and rational pesticide use by using the precautionary principle in determining the impact of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC07-81
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all levels of government to promote safe and rational pesticide use by using the precautionary principle in determining the impact of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
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