Key issues

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Get medico-legal advice and information. Learn about CMPA advocacy efforts.


Medical and birth tourism

Medical tourism is when a physician is involved in soliciting (including advertising to) travelers to come to Canada for medical treatment. Physicians involved in medical tourism increase their medico-legal risk and may not be eligible for CMPA assistance.

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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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Scarcity of resources and delays in care

There is no perfect solution for resource dilemmas and staff shortages, but you can take steps to help ensure patient safety and minimize your medico-legal risk.

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Medical assistance in dying (MAID)

MAID continues to be a complex and evolving medico-legal issue. CMPA is committed to keeping you up-to-date to support patient safety and help minimize medico-legal risk.

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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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