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Date
1974-Jun-26
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
Whereas the profession has in the past demonstrated an interest in accreditation of certain institutions involved in the delivery of medical services, and whereas the profession is currently demonstrating an interest in the matter of encouraging the establishment of minimum standards of professional practice in the office setting, and whereas the acknowledged purposes of such standards of accreditation are to facilitate peer review and continuing professional education, and whereas the profession has demonstrated its willingness to participate in such voluntary self assessment procedures, Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association accept the principle of practice accreditation and continue to search for acceptable methods of practice assessment and accreditation and encourage each of its divisions to establish or enjoin committees to examine the matter of office practice accreditation, with a view to establishing procedural guidelines and standards for their various regions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1974-Jun-26
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
Whereas the profession has in the past demonstrated an interest in accreditation of certain institutions involved in the delivery of medical services, and whereas the profession is currently demonstrating an interest in the matter of encouraging the establishment of minimum standards of professional practice in the office setting, and whereas the acknowledged purposes of such standards of accreditation are to facilitate peer review and continuing professional education, and whereas the profession has demonstrated its willingness to participate in such voluntary self assessment procedures, Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association accept the principle of practice accreditation and continue to search for acceptable methods of practice assessment and accreditation and encourage each of its divisions to establish or enjoin committees to examine the matter of office practice accreditation, with a view to establishing procedural guidelines and standards for their various regions.
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Patient care, trade unions and the Code of Ethics

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy593
Date
1974-Dec-07
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the ethical physician who, because of the characteristics of his/her work is a member of a trade union or Association with the independent right of strike action, will always place his/her obligation to patient care and support of the Code of Ethics above adherence to the rules of the trade union or association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1974-Dec-07
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the ethical physician who, because of the characteristics of his/her work is a member of a trade union or Association with the independent right of strike action, will always place his/her obligation to patient care and support of the Code of Ethics above adherence to the rules of the trade union or association.
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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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Child pornography

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy490
Date
1984-Mar-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes child pornography as a form of sexual abuse.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-Mar-05
Date
1984-Mar-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes child pornography as a form of sexual abuse.
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Family practice physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy557
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the family practice physician be competent to provide primary, continuing and comprehensive care to all age groups. He should be competent to recognize and treat common illness -- including severe illness -- with episodic consultative help from other specialists. He should have hospital privileges and should participate in the active care of patients in hospitals. His core training should include training in obstetrics.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the family practice physician be competent to provide primary, continuing and comprehensive care to all age groups. He should be competent to recognize and treat common illness -- including severe illness -- with episodic consultative help from other specialists. He should have hospital privileges and should participate in the active care of patients in hospitals. His core training should include training in obstetrics.
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Health care costs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy708
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association supports provincial/ territorial medical associations supplying health providers with cost data; and encourages the associations to work with government agencies to educate the public regarding health care costs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association supports provincial/ territorial medical associations supplying health providers with cost data; and encourages the associations to work with government agencies to educate the public regarding health care costs.
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Tools for tracking patient care costs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy709
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association actively encourage the development of appropriate information systems and instruments to relate specific patient-care and components of care to their costs; and that the active involvement of physicians is essential to ensure that quality of patient care remains a central concern in the development of these management tools.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-Mar-05
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health information and e-health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association actively encourage the development of appropriate information systems and instruments to relate specific patient-care and components of care to their costs; and that the active involvement of physicians is essential to ensure that quality of patient care remains a central concern in the development of these management tools.
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Criteria for CMA involvement in studies and other research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy710
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
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Legal drinking age

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy800
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend, through its provincial divisions, that the legal age for the purchase and public possession of alcoholic beverages be raised to 21.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend, through its provincial divisions, that the legal age for the purchase and public possession of alcoholic beverages be raised to 21.
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Impact of regionalization on the medical profession

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy686
Date
1995-Mar-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to monitor developments in regionalization/decentralization in Canada and abroad, particularly as they relate to the implications for the medical profession.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-Mar-05
Date
1995-Mar-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to monitor developments in regionalization/decentralization in Canada and abroad, particularly as they relate to the implications for the medical profession.
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Medical school admission policies for out-of-province students

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy534
Date
1995-May-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the admission policies of Canadian medical schools allow for application from out-of-province students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-May-06
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the admission policies of Canadian medical schools allow for application from out-of-province students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
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Health care system management education and research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy526
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the education of physicians in health care system management must be fostered and research in the management of health care systems must be increased.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the education of physicians in health care system management must be fostered and research in the management of health care systems must be increased.
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Funding health care system research, education and management

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy527
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That funding for medical and health care research, education, administration and management of the health care system be adequate and separate from those monies intended for clinical services.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That funding for medical and health care research, education, administration and management of the health care system be adequate and separate from those monies intended for clinical services.
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Canadian priorities for medical care funding

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy648
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadians have a right and responsibility to debate, establish priorities and make choices for medical care funding.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadians have a right and responsibility to debate, establish priorities and make choices for medical care funding.
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Health care funding and quality health care services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy652
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That public funding must be sufficient to provide high-quality core, hospital and medical services for all Canadians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That public funding must be sufficient to provide high-quality core, hospital and medical services for all Canadians.
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