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Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
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Nutrition counseling

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy784
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That, recognizing the importance of comprehensive nutrition counselling services, the Canadian Medical Association urge that such services be made widely available within the framework of the health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That, recognizing the importance of comprehensive nutrition counselling services, the Canadian Medical Association urge that such services be made widely available within the framework of the health care system.
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Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association draw the attention of its members to the need for first aid knowledge by the general public and that members be encouraged to become more active in the promotion and teaching of first aid.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association draw the attention of its members to the need for first aid knowledge by the general public and that members be encouraged to become more active in the promotion and teaching of first aid.
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Ambulance services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy786
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
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Noise pollution

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy787
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing that noise pollution is a significant and increasing health hazard in the work and home environments of most Canadians, calls on all levels of government to delineate, legislate, monitor and enforce laws on the question of noise.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing that noise pollution is a significant and increasing health hazard in the work and home environments of most Canadians, calls on all levels of government to delineate, legislate, monitor and enforce laws on the question of noise.
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Noise pollution and health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy788
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians make themselves more aware of the health hazards associated with noise and wherever possible take the necessary steps to reduce such hazards, particularly in their own working environments.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians make themselves more aware of the health hazards associated with noise and wherever possible take the necessary steps to reduce such hazards, particularly in their own working environments.
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Equal treatment for physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1671
Date
1998-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support the principle of equal treatment for all qualified licensed physicians in Canada, based on training and competence.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support the principle of equal treatment for all qualified licensed physicians in Canada, based on training and competence.
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Canadian Immunization Awareness Program Coalition

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1672
Date
1998-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association participate in the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion as a full member.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association participate in the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion as a full member.
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Canadians’ Access to Quality Health Care: A System in Crisis : Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 1999 Pre-budget consultations

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1987
Date
1998-Aug-31
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
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Access to quality health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy323
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That access to quality health care must be available to all Canadians, in a manner consistent with provincial/territorial human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That access to quality health care must be available to all Canadians, in a manner consistent with provincial/territorial human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Expansion of the health care system through new funding

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy332
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That expansions or broadening of the health care system should be done with new funding and not through reallocations from medical care budgets.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That expansions or broadening of the health care system should be done with new funding and not through reallocations from medical care budgets.
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Consequences of decreasing physical activity among Canadians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy342
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association warns that Canadians will face medical and psychological consequences as a result of decreasing physical activity.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association warns that Canadians will face medical and psychological consequences as a result of decreasing physical activity.
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Health effects of air pollution

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy345
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with provincial and territorial Divisions in carrying out the federal coordination of activities to identify and disseminate information on health effects of air pollution.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with provincial and territorial Divisions in carrying out the federal coordination of activities to identify and disseminate information on health effects of air pollution.
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Fees for on call service

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy442
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support in principle that fees be paid to physicians for the service of being on call.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support in principle that fees be paid to physicians for the service of being on call.
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Frequency of on-call services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy445
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that in principle Canadian physicians not be required to provide on-call services more frequently than 1 night in 5.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that in principle Canadian physicians not be required to provide on-call services more frequently than 1 night in 5.
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Health information privacy and medical school curricula and training programs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy446
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Canadian medical schools to incorporate the principles and details of the CMA Principles for the Protection of Patients' Personal Health Information into their undergraduate curricula and postgraduate training programs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1998-Sep-09
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Canadian medical schools to incorporate the principles and details of the CMA Principles for the Protection of Patients' Personal Health Information into their undergraduate curricula and postgraduate training programs.
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Joint statement on preventing and resolving ethical conflicts involving health care providers and persons receiving care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy202
Date
1998-Dec-05
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
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Non-Insured Health Benefits Plan and fees

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1543
Date
1998-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association examine the Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits Plan's refusal to remunerate physicians for completing pre-authorization request forms.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1998-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association examine the Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits Plan's refusal to remunerate physicians for completing pre-authorization request forms.
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Prescription of heroin for the treatment of drug abuse

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1544
Date
1998-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-Mar-02
Date
1998-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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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Letter to the International Joint Commission on the 2004 Progress Report addressing air quality

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1952
Date
2005-Feb-11
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

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