The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians has been extremely successful at the Canadian Medical Association 149th Annual General Council in Vancouver!
Our Motion GM 5-7 was passed: “The Canadian Medical Association acknowledges that palliative and end-of-life care has public health implications.”
We also put together a video for a motion that made it to the Consent Agenda regarding promotion of standardization of prescription monitoring programs across Canada to ensure consistent, appropriate, and safe access to opioids. Please see the video here.
Two other motions put forward by the Ontario delegation that the CSPCP supported that were also passed:
Motion GM 5-8: “The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that an assessment for eligibility for medical assistance in dying is distinct from a formal consultation for palliative care.”
Motion GM 5-9: “The Canadian Medical Association supports Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.”
Thank you all for your support as we continue to advocate for you nationally!