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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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Date
1988-Feb-27
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
In future, when changes are contemplated in federal taxation matters that require medical input, that Revenue Canada consult with the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1988-Feb-27
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
In future, when changes are contemplated in federal taxation matters that require medical input, that Revenue Canada consult with the Canadian Medical Association.
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Alcohol consumption and health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy485
Date
1988-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a leadership role by action and example in educating the public about the level of alcohol consumption which may be hazardous to health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
1988-Aug-24
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a leadership role by action and example in educating the public about the level of alcohol consumption which may be hazardous to health.
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Relationships with professional nursing associations

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy721
Date
1988-Oct-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association and its divisions continue to explore ways of improving Canadian Medical Association relationships with professional nursing associations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1988-Oct-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association and its divisions continue to explore ways of improving Canadian Medical Association relationships with professional nursing associations.
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Sensitivity to Canada's pluralistic society

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy523
Date
1992-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association reflect sensitivity to Canada's pluralistic society in its communication and publication activities.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association reflect sensitivity to Canada's pluralistic society in its communication and publication activities.
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Comprehensive school health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy748
Date
1992-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Association of School Health (CASH) statement on comprehensive school health be endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Mar-02
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Association of School Health (CASH) statement on comprehensive school health be endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association.
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Support services for sick and disabled members

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy635
Date
1992-May-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with the divisions in exploring options for financial and other support services for members whose employment status is affected as a result of disease and uninsurable as the result of disease or disability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-May-09
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association work with the divisions in exploring options for financial and other support services for members whose employment status is affected as a result of disease and uninsurable as the result of disease or disability.
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Breastfeeding and HIV

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy737
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
Where safe alternatives exist, breast feeding should be avoided by mothers at high risk for HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] infection and by those known to be infected.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
Where safe alternatives exist, breast feeding should be avoided by mothers at high risk for HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] infection and by those known to be infected.
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Bicycle helmets

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy738
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
a) That the Canadian Medical Association require the use of bicycle helmets at all activities that it sponsors or supports involving the use of bicycles, b) That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to its divisions that they require the use of bicycle helmets at all activities that they sponsor or support involving the use of bicycles.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
a) That the Canadian Medical Association require the use of bicycle helmets at all activities that it sponsors or supports involving the use of bicycles, b) That the Canadian Medical Association recommend to its divisions that they require the use of bicycle helmets at all activities that they sponsor or support involving the use of bicycles.
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Diets of less than 900 Kcal

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy740
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that, since diets of less than 900 Kcal are rarely indicated, a) physicians prescribing such diets ensure that they are aware of their indications, contraindications, appropriate management protocols and risks, and b) physicians advise patients of potential complications and that an informed consent form be signed by prospective patients before prescribing such a diet.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that, since diets of less than 900 Kcal are rarely indicated, a) physicians prescribing such diets ensure that they are aware of their indications, contraindications, appropriate management protocols and risks, and b) physicians advise patients of potential complications and that an informed consent form be signed by prospective patients before prescribing such a diet.
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