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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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Hospital privileges for family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy535
Date
1981-Mar-14
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-Mar-04
Date
1981-Mar-14
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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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Medical direction and administrative responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy703
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
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-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
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
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
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-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
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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Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
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
Date
1981-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the CMA endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1981-Dec-05
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the CMA endorse a ban on the free supply of infant formula to hospitals.
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Protecting the national blood supply from the West Nile Virus : CMA Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1964
Date
2003-Feb-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
  1 document  

Principles for providing information about prescription drugs to consumers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy189
Date
2003-Mar-01
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
  1 document  

Joint statement on scopes of practice

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy219
Date
2003-Mar-01
Topics
Health human resources
  1 document  

Canada Pension Plan Disability Program : CMA Presentation to the Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1965
Date
2003-Mar-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

Compensation for adverse effects from smallpox vaccination

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy311
Date
2003-Jun-01
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal, provincial and territorial governments to ensure appropriate compensation for front-line health care and emergency workers or their family members who volunteer to accept smallpox vaccination and subsequently experience associated illness or financial harm.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2003-Jun-01
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal, provincial and territorial governments to ensure appropriate compensation for front-line health care and emergency workers or their family members who volunteer to accept smallpox vaccination and subsequently experience associated illness or financial harm.
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Answering the Wake-up Call: CMA’s Public Health Action Plan : CMA submission to the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1960
Date
2003-Jun-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  2 documents  

Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy98
Date
2003-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists be approved as an affiliated society of the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2003-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists be approved as an affiliated society of the Canadian Medical Association.
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National Specialty Society for Community Medicine

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy99
Date
2003-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine be approved as an affiliated society of the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2003-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine be approved as an affiliated society of the Canadian Medical Association.
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