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Continuing medical education in medical schools

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy540
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That all medical schools should have recognized departments of continuing medical education competently staffed and adequately funded.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That all medical schools should have recognized departments of continuing medical education competently staffed and adequately funded.
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Continuing medical education department heads

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy541
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the head of the department should be full time and have specialized expertise in the field of continuing medical education.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the head of the department should be full time and have specialized expertise in the field of continuing medical education.
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Factors affecting physician incomes

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy698
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
Whereas there are many factors which have an effect on medical incomes such as working life time of physicians, morbidity and mortality of physicians, income distribution curves, varying work loads etc., the precise effect of which has not as yet been measured in specific studies: Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association encourage, initiate and participate in such studies through its councils and divisions and give encouragement and assistance to those who are willing to carry out such studies.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
Whereas there are many factors which have an effect on medical incomes such as working life time of physicians, morbidity and mortality of physicians, income distribution curves, varying work loads etc., the precise effect of which has not as yet been measured in specific studies: Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association encourage, initiate and participate in such studies through its councils and divisions and give encouragement and assistance to those who are willing to carry out such studies.
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Provincial income disparities

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy699
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
Resolved that provincial divisions continue to attempt to reduce the disparities between sectional incomes which are not related to demand for services and workload.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
Resolved that provincial divisions continue to attempt to reduce the disparities between sectional incomes which are not related to demand for services and workload.
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Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association re-endorse the use of the breathalyzer where all the guidelines for such use are correctly followed.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association re-endorse the use of the breathalyzer where all the guidelines for such use are correctly followed.
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Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Whereas it has been proven that regional variations in traffic visual aids to driving are hazardous council strongly recommends (a) uniformity of signs across the country and (b) consideration of the introduction of the international sign system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Whereas it has been proven that regional variations in traffic visual aids to driving are hazardous council strongly recommends (a) uniformity of signs across the country and (b) consideration of the introduction of the international sign system.
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Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments across Canada to standardize provincial/territorial traffic codes in the interests of public safety.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments across Canada to standardize provincial/territorial traffic codes in the interests of public safety.
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Physician practice patterns

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy778
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
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Suicide prevention

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy813
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports the principle of community based suicide prevention centres staffed with appropriate personnel on a 24 hour basis and recommends that the effect of such centres on the reduction of the suicide rate be studied. The CMA recommends that training be given to both medical and other personnel so that they may more readily recognize and treat the potential suicidal patient. The CMA supports efforts by all stakeholders to make the public in general and families of high risk patients in particular, aware of all resources available to treat such patients. The CMA recommends that a central registry be established to provide the necessary statistics, etc., so that epidemiological data may be available for research into this problem.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports the principle of community based suicide prevention centres staffed with appropriate personnel on a 24 hour basis and recommends that the effect of such centres on the reduction of the suicide rate be studied. The CMA recommends that training be given to both medical and other personnel so that they may more readily recognize and treat the potential suicidal patient. The CMA supports efforts by all stakeholders to make the public in general and families of high risk patients in particular, aware of all resources available to treat such patients. The CMA recommends that a central registry be established to provide the necessary statistics, etc., so that epidemiological data may be available for research into this problem.
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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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CMA Patient Safety Policy Framework (Update 2010)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9747
Date
2010-Feb-27
Topics
Health care and patient safety
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy document
Last Reviewed
2018-Mar-03
Date
2010-Feb-27
Replaces
CMA Patient Safety Policy Framework (2001)
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Documents
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Presentation to The Standing Committee on the Status of Women

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10020
Date
2010-Apr-19
Topics
Health human resources
  1 document  

CMA's submission to Finance Canada's consultation on ensuring the ongoing strength of Canada's retirement income system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9807
Date
2010-May-07
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
  1 document  

Random breath tests

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9976
Date
2010-Jun-01
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports the use of random breath tests in existing police spot check programs as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce drunk-driving related mortality and morbidity in Canada. Any such programs should be consistent with the protections established in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2010-Jun-01
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports the use of random breath tests in existing police spot check programs as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce drunk-driving related mortality and morbidity in Canada. Any such programs should be consistent with the protections established in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Climate Change and Human Health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9809
Date
2010-Jun-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

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