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University incentive programs for Aboriginal students

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy524
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association commend the ongoing efforts of those Canadian universities who provide support or incentive programs for aboriginal students to help increase the number of aboriginal physicians in Canada and recommend that other universities consider adopting programs of similar intent.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association commend the ongoing efforts of those Canadian universities who provide support or incentive programs for aboriginal students to help increase the number of aboriginal physicians in Canada and recommend that other universities consider adopting programs of similar intent.
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Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy750
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Canada, physicians be encouraged to advise parents to put infants on their backs to sleep.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Canada, physicians be encouraged to advise parents to put infants on their backs to sleep.
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Smoking and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy751
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal government to warn the public about the relationship between smoking and SIDS.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Oct-16
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal government to warn the public about the relationship between smoking and SIDS.
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National consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy624
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a strong leadership role in the development of a national consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a strong leadership role in the development of a national consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system.
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Principles for consensus on health system financing

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy626
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the following primary principles as the basis for developing a new consensus on health system financing: a) Accessibility: Reasonable access to high quality, core health facilities and medical services independent of financial or other barriers, b) Choice: Wherever practicable, Canadian consumers and health care providers should have reasonable choice as to health care setting, mode of delivery (type and location of practice) and method of health care financing, c) Sustainability: The system organization and method of financing the system needs to ensure that core health insurance benefits are commensurate with collective or individual ability to pay through insurance or otherwise, d) Uniformity of core health insurance benefits: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to reasonably comparable levels of core health insurance benefits, e) Universal coverage: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to publicly financed core health insurance benefits according to uniform terms and conditions, where core benefits are defined in terms of the most recent evidence available on clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the following primary principles as the basis for developing a new consensus on health system financing: a) Accessibility: Reasonable access to high quality, core health facilities and medical services independent of financial or other barriers, b) Choice: Wherever practicable, Canadian consumers and health care providers should have reasonable choice as to health care setting, mode of delivery (type and location of practice) and method of health care financing, c) Sustainability: The system organization and method of financing the system needs to ensure that core health insurance benefits are commensurate with collective or individual ability to pay through insurance or otherwise, d) Uniformity of core health insurance benefits: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to reasonably comparable levels of core health insurance benefits, e) Universal coverage: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to publicly financed core health insurance benefits according to uniform terms and conditions, where core benefits are defined in terms of the most recent evidence available on clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness.
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Graduated driver licensing programmes

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy741
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the concept of a graduated licensing program for new drivers of motor vehicles in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the concept of a graduated licensing program for new drivers of motor vehicles in Canada.
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Physician practice profiles

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy636
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians be entitled to review at any time data on their practice profile with appropriate statistical analysis.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That physicians be entitled to review at any time data on their practice profile with appropriate statistical analysis.
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Health economics information

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy637
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with its divisions, seek to establish close liaison with governments to share information in the area of health economics.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with its divisions, seek to establish close liaison with governments to share information in the area of health economics.
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Patent medicines reporting system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy638
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse efforts by the Patent Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to implement a more detailed reporting system of research and development spending.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse efforts by the Patent Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to implement a more detailed reporting system of research and development spending.
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Drug price controls

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy639
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse efforts by the PMPRB to adopt more stringent price controls on drugs judged to be of "minimal or no therapeutic" benefit.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-May-08
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse efforts by the PMPRB to adopt more stringent price controls on drugs judged to be of "minimal or no therapeutic" benefit.
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Prescription drug price and cost controls

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy718
Date
1993-Mar-01
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to encourage governments to develop a national service or "agency" to enhance price and cost controls over both patented and non patented prescription drugs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Mar-01
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to encourage governments to develop a national service or "agency" to enhance price and cost controls over both patented and non patented prescription drugs.
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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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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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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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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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