Statement from Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, President of the Canadian Medical Association on Canada Post's home delivery policy

OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - It was with surprise that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) learned through the media of Canada Post's new process to have physicians assess Canadians for their suitability to receive home delivery of their mail. This demonstrates a complete lack of awareness of the challenges facing health care professionals and the patients seeking access to care.  Physicians are already burdened with administrative process that comes at the expense of face time with patients.  Furthermore, it appears little consideration has been given to the confidentiality and privacy of patient information. We ask that Canada Post immediately interrupt the application of its policy and give thorough consideration to all aspects of this issue through consultation with all stakeholders.

Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti
President, Canadian Medical Association

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association

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