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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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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy617
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-May-20
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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 and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy812
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-May-20
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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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Funding for aboriginal medical students

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy574
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association lobby the government of Canada for additional funding for aboriginal medical students
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association lobby the government of Canada for additional funding for aboriginal medical students
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Health warning labels on alcoholic beverages

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy733
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-May-20
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
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
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
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
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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Preventive practices of health professionals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy747
Date
1991-Oct-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1991-Oct-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
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Building bridges: the link between health policy and economic policy in Canada : A Document prepared by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1990
Date
1996-Jan-30
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy661
Date
1996-Mar-04
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
In the event that governments fail to resolve the discriminatory effect of the GST on medical practices, that the Canadian Medical Association discuss with its members appropriate methods of passing on these additional costs to their patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1996-Mar-04
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
In the event that governments fail to resolve the discriminatory effect of the GST on medical practices, that the Canadian Medical Association discuss with its members appropriate methods of passing on these additional costs to their patients.
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License fees for medical procedures and technology

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy689
Date
1996-Mar-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association in consultations with Industry Canada and Health Canada, consider the issue of industry enforcing payments (license fees) from physicians for use of medical procedures or technology.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1996-Mar-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association in consultations with Industry Canada and Health Canada, consider the issue of industry enforcing payments (license fees) from physicians for use of medical procedures or technology.
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Approaches to enhancing the quality of drug therapy : a joint statement by the CMA and the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy187
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
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Prescriber profiles

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy589
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association and the divisions continue to denounce the current inappropriate collection and use of prescriber profiles by private industry and insist that any further collection, sale and other use of prescriber profiles be conducted in an ethical and legal manner (including individual physician knowledge and consent).
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association and the divisions continue to denounce the current inappropriate collection and use of prescriber profiles by private industry and insist that any further collection, sale and other use of prescriber profiles be conducted in an ethical and legal manner (including individual physician knowledge and consent).
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Guiding principles for negotiations

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy691
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association, in consultation with its Divisions, develop a set of guiding principles for negotiations, applicable for use by all Divisions, thereby introducing a consistency and national authority in the approach to negotiations by the Divisions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association, in consultation with its Divisions, develop a set of guiding principles for negotiations, applicable for use by all Divisions, thereby introducing a consistency and national authority in the approach to negotiations by the Divisions.
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Physician pension plan

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy692
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association investigate in principle the feasibility of developing a national physician-owned and operated voluntary pension plan.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1996-May-04
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association investigate in principle the feasibility of developing a national physician-owned and operated voluntary pension plan.
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