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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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Continuing medical education in obstetrical care for family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy561
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
It is recommended that university continuing medical education departments develop programs designed to continue the education of family physicians in the delivery of obstetrical care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
It is recommended that university continuing medical education departments develop programs designed to continue the education of family physicians in the delivery of obstetrical care.
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Replacement services for physicians in rural and remote areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy562
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians be encouraged to provide replacement services in their area of expertise to rural and remote areas, as part of their pattern of practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians be encouraged to provide replacement services in their area of expertise to rural and remote areas, as part of their pattern of practice.
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Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
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Health care is a provincial responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy498
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop and adopt policies, lobby the Government of Canada and at the federal/provincial/territorial government interface, and encourage its provincial/territorial divisions to lobby provincial/territorial governments to realize recognition that all health care matters are an explicit provincial/territorial prerogative and responsibility (as recognized in the Constitution).
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-Mar-05
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop and adopt policies, lobby the Government of Canada and at the federal/provincial/territorial government interface, and encourage its provincial/territorial divisions to lobby provincial/territorial governments to realize recognition that all health care matters are an explicit provincial/territorial prerogative and responsibility (as recognized in the Constitution).
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Part time and shared postgraduate residency training programs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy539
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support the practice of developing part time and shared postgraduate residency training programs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support the practice of developing part time and shared postgraduate residency training programs.
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Physician involvement in organ donation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy596
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That in conjunction with its provincial/territorial divisions, provincial health insurance programs be encouraged to include a specific listing for physician involvement in organ donation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That in conjunction with its provincial/territorial divisions, provincial health insurance programs be encouraged to include a specific listing for physician involvement in organ donation.
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Rural and remote practice issues

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy211
Date
2000-May-09
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy document
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2000-May-09
Replaces
Promoting medicine as a career for rural high school students (Resolution BD88-03-78)
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Documents
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Tobacco denormalization

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1575
Date
2000-May-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the use of educational material and support public awareness campaigns that portray the tobacco industry and the use of tobacco as unacceptable.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2000-May-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the use of educational material and support public awareness campaigns that portray the tobacco industry and the use of tobacco as unacceptable.
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The future of medicine

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy209
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
  1 document  

Guidelines for assessing health care system performance

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy218
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

Annual health policy fellowship

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1646
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to The Canadian Medical Foundation that it establish an annual health policy fellowship.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to The Canadian Medical Foundation that it establish an annual health policy fellowship.
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Health policy fellowships

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1647
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association recommend to the Canadian Medical Foundation that it consider expanding the concept of Health Policy Fellowships to include all physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2000-Aug-12
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association recommend to the Canadian Medical Foundation that it consider expanding the concept of Health Policy Fellowships to include all physicians.
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Quality End-of-Life Care report

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy388
Date
2000-Aug-16
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association advise the Federal Minister of Health that it supports the recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee of the Senate "Quality End-of-Life Care" of June 2000, as appended to the Reports to General Council, and urge the government to work with provincial and territorial governments towards rapid implementation of the recommendations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2000-Aug-16
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association advise the Federal Minister of Health that it supports the recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee of the Senate "Quality End-of-Life Care" of June 2000, as appended to the Reports to General Council, and urge the government to work with provincial and territorial governments towards rapid implementation of the recommendations.
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Allocation of health care resources

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy389
Date
2000-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its divisions and affiliates to determine and proclaim the values that should influence health care priority setting and allocation of health care resources in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
2000-Aug-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its divisions and affiliates to determine and proclaim the values that should influence health care priority setting and allocation of health care resources in Canada.
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