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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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Patient-focused Funding

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8729
Date
2007-Feb-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will study the implications and potential for the introduction of “Patient-focused Funding” on a priority basis.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Feb-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will study the implications and potential for the introduction of “Patient-focused Funding” on a priority basis.
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CMA Letter to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-30: Clean Air Act

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8714
Date
2007-Feb-28
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Health Regarding the Common Drug Review

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8719
Date
2007-May-14
Topics
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
  1 document  

Policy Summary: Managing the Public-Private Interface to Improve Access to Quality Health Care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8826
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

It's Still About Access - Medicare Plus: CMA Policy Statement July 2007

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8828
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

Medical Laboratory Assistants

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8987
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) approves the inclusion of medical laboratory assistant as a CMA-designated health science profession in the conjoint accreditation process.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) approves the inclusion of medical laboratory assistant as a CMA-designated health science profession in the conjoint accreditation process.
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National rural health strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8991
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will take the lead with other national medical organizations to advocate for the development of a national rural health strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will take the lead with other national medical organizations to advocate for the development of a national rural health strategy.
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Patient-focused Funding (PFF)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9000
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will consider the concept of patient-focused funding, in which funding is allocated as closely as possible to the point of care between patients and physicians and covers the whole patient care pathway and follows the patient to point of service.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will consider the concept of patient-focused funding, in which funding is allocated as closely as possible to the point of care between patients and physicians and covers the whole patient care pathway and follows the patient to point of service.
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Canada’s child and youth health charter

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10327
Date
2007-May-29
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

CMA letter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Bill C-32 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Impaired driving) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8789
Date
2007-Jun-11
Topics
Health care and patient safety
  1 document  

Tax Incentives for Better Living - The Canadian Medical Association's 2007 pre-budget consultation brief to the Standing Committee on Finance, August 15th 2007

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8830
Date
2007-Aug-15
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
  1 document  

Canada Extended Health Services Act

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8840
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a policy framework and design principles for access to publicly funded medically necessary services in the home and community setting that can become the basis for urging governments to develop a Canada Extended Health Services Act.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a policy framework and design principles for access to publicly funded medically necessary services in the home and community setting that can become the basis for urging governments to develop a Canada Extended Health Services Act.
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Catastrophic prescription drug program

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8841
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada to conduct a detailed study of the socio-economic profile of Canadians who have out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses to assess barriers to access and to design strategies that could be built into a catastrophic prescription drug program.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada to conduct a detailed study of the socio-economic profile of Canadians who have out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses to assess barriers to access and to design strategies that could be built into a catastrophic prescription drug program.
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Continuum of care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8844
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association believes that the issue of the continuum of care must go beyond the question of financing and tackle questions related to the organisation of medicine and to the shared and joint responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments in matters of health care and promotion, prevention and rehabilitation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2007-Aug-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association believes that the issue of the continuum of care must go beyond the question of financing and tackle questions related to the organisation of medicine and to the shared and joint responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments in matters of health care and promotion, prevention and rehabilitation.
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