Key issues

CMPA resources on key medico-legal issues in Canada

Treating non-residents

When Canadian physicians provide care, including when prescribing, to non-residents of Canada, there is an increased risk of medico-legal difficulties arising outside of Canada. The CMPA is not structured to assist with medico-legal difficulties that arise outside of Canada, or that result from care given outside of Canada.

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Abortion services for non-residents

The CMPA believes in and supports equitable and timely access to healthcare, including abortion, for all patients in Canada.

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COVID-19 Hub

Medico-legal aspects of COVID-19 for Canadian physicians.

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Virtual care

Widespread delivery of virtual care (which includes phone and video consultations) is transforming medical practice.

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