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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Collaborative/team practice in primary, secondary and tertiary care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy463
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions, affiliates and other health professional organizations to explore models of collaborative/team practice in primary, secondary and tertiary care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions, affiliates and other health professional organizations to explore models of collaborative/team practice in primary, secondary and tertiary care.
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Conjoint accreditation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1634
Date
1999-Oct-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Clinical Genetics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging be included in the conjoint accreditation process as designated health science professions, effective immediately; and that Orthoptics be included in the conjoint accreditation process as a designated health science profession, effective January 1, 2000.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1999-Oct-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That Clinical Genetics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging be included in the conjoint accreditation process as designated health science professions, effective immediately; and that Orthoptics be included in the conjoint accreditation process as a designated health science profession, effective January 1, 2000.
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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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Delivery of health care in rural and remote areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1560
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association facilitate discussion between relevant stakeholders, including the federal political parties, on the development of a National Action Plan on the delivery of health care in the rural and remote parts of Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association facilitate discussion between relevant stakeholders, including the federal political parties, on the development of a National Action Plan on the delivery of health care in the rural and remote parts of Canada.
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Emergency post-coital contraception counselling

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1568
Date
1999-Nov-27
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The CMA supports to the availability of emergency post-coital contraception without prescription, on the condition that the process not deprive primary care physicians of the opportunity for appropriate patient counseling and follow-up and that the process respect patient privacy and not hinder access.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1999-Nov-27
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The CMA supports to the availability of emergency post-coital contraception without prescription, on the condition that the process not deprive primary care physicians of the opportunity for appropriate patient counseling and follow-up and that the process respect patient privacy and not hinder access.
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Evaluating international medical graduates competencies

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy455
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support efforts to evaluate the competencies of international medical graduates prior to licensure in Canada by applying equivalent evaluation standards to international medical graduates as those used for graduates of Canadian medical schools so that the safety of the public is assured.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association support efforts to evaluate the competencies of international medical graduates prior to licensure in Canada by applying equivalent evaluation standards to international medical graduates as those used for graduates of Canadian medical schools so that the safety of the public is assured.
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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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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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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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Future roles of physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy461
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions and affiliates to identify the implications of the future roles of physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions and affiliates to identify the implications of the future roles of physicians.
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Future roles of physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy462
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions and affiliates to ensure the promotion of the future roles of physicians and to adapt their professional development accordingly.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
1999-Aug-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with its Divisions and affiliates to ensure the promotion of the future roles of physicians and to adapt their professional development accordingly.
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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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