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Recent changes in the medical certification process, and delegation of validation authority to the examiner have not resulted in increasing the exposure to litigation, and will therefore not result in increases to malpractice insurance premiums for CAMEs.
Accompanying this book is a video outlining the changes that have taken place in the medical certification process, and showing you how to complete the Medical Examination Report form (26-0010) completely.
As a CAME, you may now renew MCs, for the full validity period, of licensed aviation personnel for renewal medical examinations only.
Initial medical reports, category upgrades and removal or addition of restrictions to a MC must be sent to the RAMO for assessment.
The medical handbook part of this document is not a text on aviation medicine, it is merely an introduction to the subject and covers the basic facts that you must have to understand the medical problems associated with flight.
It will help you deal with many of the questions you may be asked and hopefully will encourage you to further study the subject.
The address is: Civil Aviation Medicine (CAM) Branch is one of several branches of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Transport Canada.
In your role as a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME), you are usually the only person who physically examines the pilot or ATC and makes a recommendation for medical certification.More detailed information on the subject of aviation medicine can be obtained from the following books: Civil Aviation Medicine Branch has developed an Internet website which will be used more and more for the dissemination of information between the Branch and CAMEs.Those of you who have Internet access are welcome to browse the website and submit your comments.Over the years, the international standards and those of Canada have become more liberal to the point now that the majority of the population over the age of 16, if they so wished, would pass aviation medical certification examinations.In Canada, the regulations pertaining to medical requirements are contained in Part 404 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) while the actual medical standards are in Part 424 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. Over the years, guidelines have been produced in the major areas which cause problems with aeromedical certification, namely neurology, cardiology and diabetes.