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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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CMA & CNA Letter on the Future Mandate of the Health Care Innovation Working Group (the Council of the Federation)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11477
Date
2015-Jan-22
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
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Best Practices and Federal Barriers: Practice and Training of Healthcare Professionals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11513
Date
2015-Mar-17
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

CMA’s Response to CRA’s Questions, Public consultation on the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act regulations

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy14027
Date
2015-May-15
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
  1 document  

Improving efficiency in the canadian health care system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11525
Date
2015-May-30
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

Health in all policies

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11527
Date
2015-May-30
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

Demographic top-up cash transfer from the federal to the provincial and territorial governments

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11740
Date
2015-May-30
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the implementation of a demographic top-up cash transfer from the federal to the provincial and territorial governments as outlined in BD 15-121.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Date
2015-May-30
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the implementation of a demographic top-up cash transfer from the federal to the provincial and territorial governments as outlined in BD 15-121.
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2015 Pre-budget consultations: Federal leadership to support an aging population

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11753
Date
2015-Jul-31
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
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National seniors’ strategy includes evidence-based hospital practices

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11607
Date
2015-Aug-26
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that a national seniors’ strategy includes evidence-based hospital practices that better meet seniors’ physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Date
2015-Aug-26
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that a national seniors’ strategy includes evidence-based hospital practices that better meet seniors’ physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs.
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Seamless transition through the continuum of care in a national seniors’ strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11608
Date
2015-Aug-26
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the development of innovative and alternative models/partnerships that can provide services and resources for patients’ seamless transition through the continuum of care in a national seniors’ strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Date
2015-Aug-26
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the development of innovative and alternative models/partnerships that can provide services and resources for patients’ seamless transition through the continuum of care in a national seniors’ strategy.
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