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Aboriginal peoples and mental illness

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9210
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
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Access by the elderly to medical and supportive health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy377
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association adopt as policy the following principle: Access in old age. Older citizens in all parts of Canada should have timely access to medical and supportive health care services that are clinically appropriate. This includes: a) rapid access to primary medical care, b) access to a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, and c) access to specialized programs designed to address the physical and mental problems of old age. Access to clinically appropriate services should not be denied on the basis of age or disability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association adopt as policy the following principle: Access in old age. Older citizens in all parts of Canada should have timely access to medical and supportive health care services that are clinically appropriate. This includes: a) rapid access to primary medical care, b) access to a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, and c) access to specialized programs designed to address the physical and mental problems of old age. Access to clinically appropriate services should not be denied on the basis of age or disability.
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Access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9284
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the adoption of Bill C-484 and of any legislation that would result in compromising access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the adoption of Bill C-484 and of any legislation that would result in compromising access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy.
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Access to end-of-life and palliative care services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy383
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health to ensure equitable access for all residents of Canada to comprehensive, quality end-of-life and palliative care services regardless of age, care setting, diagnosis, ethnicity, language and financial status.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health to ensure equitable access for all residents of Canada to comprehensive, quality end-of-life and palliative care services regardless of age, care setting, diagnosis, ethnicity, language and financial status.
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Access to family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9231
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the need for better management of chronic illnesses and vulnerable populations, considers that such an emphasis should not be detrimental to the efforts aimed at guaranteeing access to family physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the need for better management of chronic illnesses and vulnerable populations, considers that such an emphasis should not be detrimental to the efforts aimed at guaranteeing access to family physicians.
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Access to information regarding drug costs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9273
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that physicians be provided with ready access to information regarding drug costs so these may be factored into decisions regarding patient care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that physicians be provided with ready access to information regarding drug costs so these may be factored into decisions regarding patient care.
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Access to medical information

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9280
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association objects to the current practice of insurers, employers and other third parties requesting and gaining access to unlimited medical information obtained as a result of patients signing forms that grant unrestricted 'consent for release of medical information' when claiming eligibility for disability benefits.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association objects to the current practice of insurers, employers and other third parties requesting and gaining access to unlimited medical information obtained as a result of patients signing forms that grant unrestricted 'consent for release of medical information' when claiming eligibility for disability benefits.
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Access to mental health prevention and treatment

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9199
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
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Accreditation Standards for Continuing Medical Education

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9379
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
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Active transportation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9254
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians to lead by example by using, facilitating and advocating for the use of active transportation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians to lead by example by using, facilitating and advocating for the use of active transportation.
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Acute care beds

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9224
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to implement transparent and publicly available principles for the supply and effective management of functional acute care beds.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to implement transparent and publicly available principles for the supply and effective management of functional acute care beds.
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Addressing professional issues of Canadian physicians and medical practice

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy465
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association be the national focus for enhancing organized medicine's effectiveness in addressing the variety of professional issues facing Canadian physicians and medical practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association be the national focus for enhancing organized medicine's effectiveness in addressing the variety of professional issues facing Canadian physicians and medical practice.
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Admissions criteria

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9279
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to revise admissions criteria to require a minimum of two years of post-secondary education.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to revise admissions criteria to require a minimum of two years of post-secondary education.
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Affiliation of national medical societies

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy466
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That affiliation of national medical societies with the Canadian Medical Association continue.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That affiliation of national medical societies with the Canadian Medical Association continue.
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Alternate level of care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9222
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations advocate for a management strategy for patients requiring an alternate level of care that alleviates the pressure on acute care hospital resources.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations advocate for a management strategy for patients requiring an alternate level of care that alleviates the pressure on acute care hospital resources.
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'Apology' legislation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9282
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will lobby governments for appropriate 'Apology' legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will lobby governments for appropriate 'Apology' legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
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Blood testing of intoxicated drivers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9285
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal Department of Justice to conduct a review of applicable sections of the Criminal Code related to blood testing of intoxicated drivers who are treated in hospital following a motor vehicle crash.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal Department of Justice to conduct a review of applicable sections of the Criminal Code related to blood testing of intoxicated drivers who are treated in hospital following a motor vehicle crash.
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Breast-feeding mothers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1748
Date
1983-Oct-01
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recommend that breast-feeding mothers consult their physician two weeks post partum especially if they are breast-feeding for the first time; and be it further resolved that the CMA support: a) the provision of a physical environment in maternity units favourable to the initiation and continuation of successful breast-feeding; and b) the adoption of measures to facilitate the continuation of breast-feeding for women working outside the home.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1983-Oct-01
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recommend that breast-feeding mothers consult their physician two weeks post partum especially if they are breast-feeding for the first time; and be it further resolved that the CMA support: a) the provision of a physical environment in maternity units favourable to the initiation and continuation of successful breast-feeding; and b) the adoption of measures to facilitate the continuation of breast-feeding for women working outside the home.
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Canadian citizens completing medical training outside of Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11690
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a policy to facilitate the entry of Canadian citizens completing medical training outside of Canada into Canadian postgraduate training programs so long as this does not compromise the ability of graduates of Canadian medical schools to continue to obtain priority access to guaranteed residency training positions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a policy to facilitate the entry of Canadian citizens completing medical training outside of Canada into Canadian postgraduate training programs so long as this does not compromise the ability of graduates of Canadian medical schools to continue to obtain priority access to guaranteed residency training positions.
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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1548
Date
1999-Mar-01
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to explore the possibility of increased involvement with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Mar-01
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to explore the possibility of increased involvement with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
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