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  • Managing office biomedical waste | Alberta Medical Association
    Regulation s 13 when assessing and controlling workplace hazards such as harmful substances Are you an employer Alberta legislation defines an employer as anyone who is self employed or who employs one or more workers Your legal requirements Harmful substances You will need to establish procedures to minimize exposure and educate workers about health hazards caused by exposure OHS Regulation s 15 3 Biohazardous material Biohazardous material is an organism that may cause disease in humans This includes risk groups two three or four pathogens as defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada Review the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act Schedules 2 4 For these pathogens the procedures must be In writing Available to workers at the work site The procedures need to cover the following topics storage handling use disposal post exposure management Health care setting or industry with biological hazards You must comply with provisions related to sharps Occupational Health and Safety Code part 35 Read the Occupational Health and Safety Code part 35 Find guidelines The following guidelines are for disposing of biomedical waste and for general infection control in your office and workplace health and safety Disposing of biomedical waste Disposal method or type of waste allowed Contact the local municipality directly Waste bylaws and class of waste facilities differ from community to community Guidelines and recommended practices Contact Alberta Health Services environmental public health The two publications below give you guidelines about managing this kind of waste Read Waste Management for Health Care Workers in the Community Capital Health AMA publication that describes biomedical waste health risks and disposal methods Guide for Management of Biomedical Waste Generated in Physicians Offices AMA poster summarizing guidelines for managing biomedical waste in community settings General infection control in your office Visit the CPSA Infection Prevention and Control

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  • Supports for physicians | Alberta Medical Association
    for Practice Clinical resources including point of care tools e books and e journals as well as accredited online learning Visit CMA s Knowledge for Practice Cochrane Library Independent evidence for health care decision making Access information from the Cochrane Library Specific aspects of care AISH forms for physicians requires login AISH Assessment of Mental Functioning AISH Medical Report Asbestos Alberta s Occupational Health Safety Code sets out specific requirements for the health assessment for asbestos related disease and for a 30 year retention period for health assessment records Read Part 4 section 40 of the Occupational Health Safety Code 2009 or visit Review Physician s Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities CPSA pages 62 63 More information about treating patients with reported or suspected asbestos exposure Review Health Care for Patients with Exposure to Asbestos Memorial University Driving CMA Driver s Guide A guide to help physicians determine patients medical fitness to drive Access the CMA Driver s Guide Determining Medical Fitness to Operate Motor Vehicles Medication use Do Bugs Need Drugs Comprehensive evidence based information for the appropriate use of antibiotics and the optimal treatment and prevention of infectious diseases Visit Do Bugs Need Drugs DUE Quarterly A publication produced by the Alberta Medical Association AMA and Alberta College of Pharmacists to promote more effective medication use among seniors Read DUE Quarterly MedEffect Canada Health Canada adverse reaction reporting Health professionals can report adverse reactions also known as side effects to health products including prescription and non prescription medications biologics natural health products and radiopharmaceuticals to the Canada Vigilance Program Review Health Canada s adverse reaction reporting Medical marijuana CMA policy The CMA has developed a policy as guidance for doctors about the use of marijuana for medical purposes Review the Medical Marijuana policy College of Physicians

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  • 1. Two-party agreement | Alberta Medical Association
    Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many Hands Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Member services Physicians Our Agreements 1 Two party agreement Element 1 Two party agreement What how The agreement shall be between Alberta Medical Association AMA and Alberta Health AH You might ask Q1 1 Is Alberta Health Services AHS a party to the AMA Agreement No AHS is not a party to the AMA Agreement but AHS is a party to one of the Consultation Agreements see Element 12 Consultation Agreements and will have a role to play in the other two Consultation Agreements AMA Agreement document reference Page 1 Preamble Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our seven year agreement with government Business Plan and Budget Read this key planning document The AMA has aligned activities and resources under three key results areas Financial health Well being and System partnership and leadership AMA Agreement and Overview and Analysis pdf versions Access the pdf versions of the AMA Agreement and the AMA Agreement 2011 18 Overview and Analysis Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements 1 Two party agreement 2 Term 3 Scope and purpose 4 AMA recognition 5 Financial 6 Evergreen term 7 Governance 8 Management Committee 9 Physician Compensation Committee 10 Dispute resolution 11 Grant agreements 12 Consultation Agreements 13 AMA Agreement structure and consultation agreements overview 14 Analysis of the AMA Agreement vs AMA negotiations objectives 15 In conclusion Compensation and billing WCB

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  • 2. Term | Alberta Medical Association
    Students Membership Guide Manage your membership Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many Hands Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Member services Physicians Our Agreements 2 Term Element 2 Term What how The initial financial term of the AMA Agreement is April 1 2011 to March 31 2018 You might ask Q2 1 Do all provisions of the AMA Agreement expire in 2018 No Unlike the previous agreement certain elements of the agreement are evergreen in nature they survive the initial term of the AMA Agreement see Element 6 Evergreen term AMA Agreement document reference Page 6 Section 6 Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our seven year agreement with government Business Plan and Budget Read this key planning document The AMA has aligned activities and resources under three key results areas Financial health Well being and System partnership and leadership AMA Agreement and Overview and Analysis pdf versions Access the pdf versions of the AMA Agreement and the AMA Agreement 2011 18 Overview and Analysis Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements 1 Two party agreement 2 Term 3 Scope and purpose 4 AMA recognition 5 Financial 6 Evergreen term 7 Governance 8 Management Committee 9 Physician Compensation Committee 10 Dispute resolution 11 Grant agreements 12 Consultation Agreements 13 AMA Agreement structure and consultation agreements overview 14 Analysis of the AMA Agreement vs AMA negotiations objectives 15 In conclusion Compensation and billing WCB Physician and Family Support Program PFSP

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  • 3. Scope and purpose | Alberta Medical Association
    the Schedule of Medical Benefits SOMB and alternative relationship plans ARPs including the clinical insured medical services component of academic ARPs AARPs All programs and benefits currently available to physicians Physician Support Programs Continuing Medical Education Medical Liability Insurance Parental Leave Physician and Family Support Compassionate Expense Physician Locums Regular and Specialist Practice Management Physician Assistance Programs Physician On Call Physician Learning Program Management Offices Towards Optimized Practice Business Costs Retention Benefit Rural Remote Northern You might ask Q3 1 Are the Business Costs Program and Retention Benefit continuing Yes Both programs continue as well as all others that physicians have had access to through the previous agreement Q3 2 Why are programs divided into two categories in the AMA Agreement Physician Support Programs and Physician Assistance Programs The separate lists are to distinguish between those programs which are part of the evergreen term Physician Support Programs and those programs Physician Assistance Programs that are continued through the basic term of this AMA Agreement to March 31 2018 and whose future beyond March 31 2018 will be decided prior to the end of the term Q3 3 Does this agreement cover compensation for insured medical services paid through AHS No This AMA Agreement covers only payments for clinical services paid directly by AH Where AHS is the payer e g hospitalists under direct contract with AHS those rates are not covered by the AMA Agreement As always the AMA will support physicians in negotiating these separate contractual arrangements when requested Q3 4 Does the main AMA Agreement cover Primary Care Networks PCNs and their funding No The main AMA Agreement does not cover PCNs and PCN funding although they are referenced therein These matters are directly addressed in the Primary Medical Care Primary Care Networks Consultation Agreement see Element 12B Primary Medical Care Primary Care Networks Consultation Agreement Q3 5 Does the AMA Agreement cover Family Care Clinics FCCs The type of compensation model that each FCC uses for physician services will determine whether or not it is covered by the agreement The AMA Agreement covers compensation for insured medical services when paid directly by AH Physician compensation within FCCs when paid directly by AH will be covered by this AMA agreement Q3 6 How are clinical ARPs and AARPs affected by this agreement Clinical ARP service rates are covered under the AMA Agreement AARPs have two major components Clinical insured medical services These are covered by the agreement Academic services teaching research leadership administration These are not covered by the agreement since they are paid through other sources including conditional grant funding from AH to the universities New provisions in the AMA Agreement that involve the AMA in consultation on matters that touch and concern physicians may create more opportunity to be involved in supporting academic physicians AMA Agreement document reference Pages 2 3 Section 3 Or read the PDF Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our

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  • 4. AMA recognition | Alberta Medical Association
    recognizes the AMA as the sole and exclusive representative of Alberta physicians with regard to the term scope and purposes see Element 2 Term and Element 3 Scope and Purpose The AMA Agreement also requires that for health matters which touch and concern physicians but are not within the stated scope and purposes of the agreement AH will consult with and seek the advice of AMA You might ask Q4 1 Is the AMA recognized specifically as the representative of physicians for matters outside of the agreement While not specifically recognized as noted AH is required to consult with the AMA on all health matters which touch and concern physicians The AMA will also assist upon request with specific negotiations with other entities e g AHS physicians always have the right to request that the AMA act as their representative Q4 2 Why does the agreement include a provision for AH to entrench recognition in legislation While this AMA Agreement provides for ongoing recognition of the AMA see Element 6 Evergreen Term entrenching recognition in legislation could give added comfort to physicians that the AMA will be recognized by government in an ongoing fashion as the representative of Alberta physicians Other provinces have taken the legislative route with respect to medical association recognition AMA Agreement document references Document reference 1 Page 2 Section 2 Document reference 2 Page 4 Section 4 Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our seven year agreement with government Business Plan and Budget Read this key planning document The AMA has aligned activities and resources under three key results areas Financial health Well being and System partnership and leadership AMA Agreement and Overview and Analysis pdf versions Access the pdf versions of the AMA

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  • 5. Financial | Alberta Medical Association
    2011 12 0 2012 13 0 2013 14 0 2014 15 2 5 2015 16 2 5 2016 17 Cost of living adjustment COLA 2017 18 COLA These increases are effective April 1 of each fiscal year Increases will be allocated according to a process managed by the Physician Compensation Committee PCC see Element 9 Physician Compensation Committee COLA is derived from the previous calendar year s increase in the Alberta All Items Consumer Price Index Any additional costs above these rates that arise from utilization will be the responsibility of AH e g increased population in Alberta and other factors that physicians do not control In addition to the above the AMA Agreement provides for AH to make a payment of 68 million to be distributed to physicians by the AMA after consulting with AH Best efforts will be made to distribute within 90 days of ratification of the AMA Agreement You might ask Q5 1 What happens if utilization exceeds the rate increase applied in a given year Will my fees be clawed back No Utilization increases which are the responsibility of AH are on top of any rate price increase in a given year There will be no claw back of fees arising from utilization Q5 2 Is my compensation guaranteed to increase by the same rate increase applied for each year e g 2 5 in a year where 2 5 applies Rate increases will be determined through the allocation process identified by the PCC The allocation will determine how increases impact each physician AMA Agreement document reference Page 5 Section 5 b e Or read the PDF Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our seven year agreement with government Business Plan and Budget

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  • 6. Evergreen term | Alberta Medical Association
    Education Medical Liability Reimbursement Parental Leave Physician and Family Support Compassionate Expense Physician Locums Regular and Specialist Practice Management Not only are the above programs guaranteed to exist past March 31 2018 a process is established to renegotiate the rates and prices for these programs at the end of the initial financial term with a binding arbitration process for resolution in the event that the parties cannot reach agreement Programs that are not subject to the Evergreen Term identified in the AMA Agreement as Physician Assistance Programs are guaranteed to exist until at least March 31 2018 Processes have been established to negotiate their future after March 2018 including a non binding dispute resolution process These are Physician On Call Physician Learning Program Management Offices Towards Optimized Practice Business Cost Retention Benefit Rural Remote Northern Where program future is in question at the end of term the processes are designed to resolve issues before the end of term You might ask Q6 1 Will this evergreen provision put an end to long periods of time without a negotiated agreement It is expected that this AMA Agreement will allow for a smooth transition period between one agreement term and the next Evergreen elements of the AMA Agreement continue i e will always be in place Q6 2 Can government end these evergreen provisions unilaterally Notwithstanding that government always retains certain legislative powers these evergreen matters are to remain in place until ended by mutual written agreement of the parties AMA Agreement document references Document reference 1 Page 6 Section 6 Document reference 2 Page 11 Schedule 1 Document reference 3 Page 12 Schedule 2 Document reference 4 Page 18 Schedule 5 Or read the PDF Featured Items Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year

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