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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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Joint Policy Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10261
Date
2011-May-28
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD11-05-157
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) endorses the Joint Policy Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada as outlined in Appendix A to BD 11-113.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-May-28
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD11-05-157
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) endorses the Joint Policy Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada as outlined in Appendix A to BD 11-113.
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Testing of antibiotics

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10157
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-69
The Canadian Medical Association supports the routine testing of antibiotics manufactured in or imported into Canada to ensure that they all comply with the labelling on the containers.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-69
The Canadian Medical Association supports the routine testing of antibiotics manufactured in or imported into Canada to ensure that they all comply with the labelling on the containers.
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Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10173
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-64
The Canadian Medical Association calls for federal government adherence to the United Nations’ "Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict."
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-64
The Canadian Medical Association calls for federal government adherence to the United Nations’ "Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict."
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Compulsory use of helmets

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10175
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-66
The Canadian Medical Association supports the compulsory use of helmets by people of all ages when riding all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-66
The Canadian Medical Association supports the compulsory use of helmets by people of all ages when riding all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
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Sale of undergraduate training positions

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10181
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
GC11-85
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the sale of undergraduate training positions to foreign students if this practice reduces the opportunities for Canadian applicants or negatively affects their educational experience.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
GC11-85
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the sale of undergraduate training positions to foreign students if this practice reduces the opportunities for Canadian applicants or negatively affects their educational experience.
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Mercury emissions

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10184
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-87
The Canadian Medical Association actively advocates for: - reduction in mercury emissions from health care settings by progressively replacing its use, - promotion of health care sector leadership in the global reduction of mercury emissions, - promotion of the adoption of healthy public policies with regard to mercury.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-87
The Canadian Medical Association actively advocates for: - reduction in mercury emissions from health care settings by progressively replacing its use, - promotion of health care sector leadership in the global reduction of mercury emissions, - promotion of the adoption of healthy public policies with regard to mercury.
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Patient Charter

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10190
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
GC11-42
The Canadian Medical Association calls on each province and territory to implement a Patient Charter within a national framework that includes: - the rights and expectations of patients with respect to the quality and timeliness of health care - the responsibilities of patients with respect to their health and health care - a mechanism for patients to register concerns and complaints about the quality and timeliness of their health care - a mechanism for the redress of patient complaints.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
GC11-42
The Canadian Medical Association calls on each province and territory to implement a Patient Charter within a national framework that includes: - the rights and expectations of patients with respect to the quality and timeliness of health care - the responsibilities of patients with respect to their health and health care - a mechanism for patients to register concerns and complaints about the quality and timeliness of their health care - a mechanism for the redress of patient complaints.
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Smoking cessation interventions

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10192
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-68
The Canadian Medical Association supports development of a national training initiative for health care providers that targets smoking cessation interventions for people with serious mental illness.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-68
The Canadian Medical Association supports development of a national training initiative for health care providers that targets smoking cessation interventions for people with serious mental illness.
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Pets on airplanes

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10193
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-80
The Canadian Medical Association recommends a ban on all pets, except for certified service animals, travelling inside the aircraft cabin on all Canadian passenger planes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-80
The Canadian Medical Association recommends a ban on all pets, except for certified service animals, travelling inside the aircraft cabin on all Canadian passenger planes.
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Water quality and human health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10199
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-77
The Canadian Medical Association believes that norms for regulation and standard setting on water quality and human health should be based on data that are scientifically valid, accurate and publicly available.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-77
The Canadian Medical Association believes that norms for regulation and standard setting on water quality and human health should be based on data that are scientifically valid, accurate and publicly available.
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Timely access to hospitalization in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10201
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-91
The Canadian Medical Association supports timely access to hospitalization in Canada for Canadians who have become ill or been injured while travelling outside Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-91
The Canadian Medical Association supports timely access to hospitalization in Canada for Canadians who have become ill or been injured while travelling outside Canada.
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Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-81
The Canadian Medical Association will educate and advise the profession and the public on methods of cellphone operation that will minimize radio frequency penetration to the brain.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC11-81
The Canadian Medical Association will educate and advise the profession and the public on methods of cellphone operation that will minimize radio frequency penetration to the brain.
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Risk of acetaminophen overdose

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10209
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC11-79
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that all over-the-counter preparations containing acetaminophen have a prominent warning on the front of the packaging that informs consumers about the risk of acetaminophen overdose.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC11-79
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that all over-the-counter preparations containing acetaminophen have a prominent warning on the front of the packaging that informs consumers about the risk of acetaminophen overdose.
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Antibiotics used in the raising of farm animals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10211
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC11-88
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that a prescription from a veterinarian be required for all antibiotics used in the raising of farm animals or for any other agricultural purpose.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2011-Aug-24
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC11-88
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that a prescription from a veterinarian be required for all antibiotics used in the raising of farm animals or for any other agricultural purpose.
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