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Statement on radiation protection

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy799
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the "Statement on Radiation Protection" as its policy on exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. Statement on Radiation Protection The Canadian Medical Association is aware of the potential health hazards associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and has examined the possibility that detrimental effects might result from the long term exposure of the general population to low-level radiation as a result of nuclear energy production. The Association is satisfied that, where internationally recommended criteria for radiological protection have been adopted and effectively implemented, there is at present no conclusive evidence of a measurable increase, in the long or short term, of adverse effects due specifically to radiation in populations thus exposed. The Association recognizes the need for ongoing support of research related to the health aspects of nuclear power generation, and to the management of radioactive wastes in general, the management of wastes from uranium mines in particular; and the need for the epidemiological surveillance of exposed populations. The Association also recognizes the need to develop and enforce appropriate standards and regulations where indicated.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the "Statement on Radiation Protection" as its policy on exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. Statement on Radiation Protection The Canadian Medical Association is aware of the potential health hazards associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and has examined the possibility that detrimental effects might result from the long term exposure of the general population to low-level radiation as a result of nuclear energy production. The Association is satisfied that, where internationally recommended criteria for radiological protection have been adopted and effectively implemented, there is at present no conclusive evidence of a measurable increase, in the long or short term, of adverse effects due specifically to radiation in populations thus exposed. The Association recognizes the need for ongoing support of research related to the health aspects of nuclear power generation, and to the management of radioactive wastes in general, the management of wastes from uranium mines in particular; and the need for the epidemiological surveillance of exposed populations. The Association also recognizes the need to develop and enforce appropriate standards and regulations where indicated.
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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy617
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Council on Health Policy and Economics assess the financial impact of the goods and services tax on the medical profession through membership surveys, audits, etc., and that the Canadian Medical Association continue to make representation to the government of Canada for fair treatment of the medical profession under the goods and services tax.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Council on Health Policy and Economics assess the financial impact of the goods and services tax on the medical profession through membership surveys, audits, etc., and that the Canadian Medical Association continue to make representation to the government of Canada for fair treatment of the medical profession under the goods and services tax.
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Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy812
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Board approve as Canadian Medical Association policy the executive summary entitled "Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession", including the recommendations contained in the executive summary; further that the supporting background document, dated May, 1991, be accepted.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
1991-May-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Board approve as Canadian Medical Association policy the executive summary entitled "Health and Sustainable Development: the Role of the Medical Profession", including the recommendations contained in the executive summary; further that the supporting background document, dated May, 1991, be accepted.
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Health warning labels on alcoholic beverages

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy733
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote the institution of health hazard warning labels on all beverage alcohol sold in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
1991-Aug-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association actively promote the institution of health hazard warning labels on all beverage alcohol sold in Canada.
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Preventive practices of health professionals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy747
Date
1991-Oct-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1991-Oct-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association approve in principle the concept of enhancing preventive practices of health professionals.
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