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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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Treatment of alcohol dependence

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy789
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that this association stress the value of active participation by the medical profession in all aspects of treatment of alcohol dependence and misuse.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that this association stress the value of active participation by the medical profession in all aspects of treatment of alcohol dependence and misuse.
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Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recognize alcoholism as an addictive disease.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association recognize alcoholism as an addictive disease.
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Sexually transmitted diseases

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy791
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association stress to physicians the need for contact follow-up in cases of sexually transmitted diseases.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association stress to physicians the need for contact follow-up in cases of sexually transmitted diseases.
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Tropical or exotic diseases

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy792
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association encourage increased surveillance by physicians and health officials, in view of the increased incidence of tropical or "exotic" diseases in Canada as a result of international travel.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1976-Jun-25
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
Be it resolved that the Canadian Medical Association encourage increased surveillance by physicians and health officials, in view of the increased incidence of tropical or "exotic" diseases in Canada as a result of international travel.
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