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[PASSED]: Central Medicinal Database Compact

Postby Xerox Prime » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:55 pm

The World Assembly:

Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the establishment of a centralized database texts and literary works into the field of medicine;

Hereby:

Defines "Medicinal Knowledge" as all knowledge pertaining to the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases, and pertaining to medical standards and policies, throughout all nations, states, and ethnic groups.

Clarifies that "Medicinal Knowledge" does not refer to patient records, histories, and information, information pertaining to specific employees and patients of hospitals and treatment facilities throughout the WA, information pertaining to specific medical cases and records, technological research, and the research of biological weapons.

Establishes a World Assembly Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
  • Accepting medical knowledge from those who contribute it,
  • Archiving historical and present medicinal discoveries and knowledge in a centralized digital database, accessible by all,
  • Providing access of such information to the nations of the WA, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,
  • Establishing an online database for all collected and archived medical knowledge,
  • Providing access to archived knowledge for educational purposes;

Mandates that the nations of the WA contribute existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;

Mandates for the fulfillment of these purposes, for the WACMD to undertake the:
  • Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,
  • Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,
  • Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry, in whatever form it may take,
  • Ensuring the cooperation of the pharmaceutical industry in the careful study and analysis of new treatments and procedures,
  • Dedicating effort, time, and manpower to particular areas of medicinal research, with sufficient funding, at request of donators,
  • Establishment of the World Assembly Medicinal Oversight Committee (WAMOC) for the maintenance of the WACMD, and archiving of the information contained within;

Mandates that WACMD establish aforementioned program and division to oversee:
  • Ongoing funding of medical research and study,
  • The creation and implementation of new standards of medical procedure, protocol, and operating guidelines, where applicable;

Mandates that all WA Nations pass laws to promote healthcare, medicinal and pharmaceutical research, and preservation of medical knowledge;

Clarifies that all WA member nations possess access and clearance to all documents and information contained within the WACMD database;

Affirms the right for private and corporate entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information, albeit under WA and WACMD regulation, if applicable and approved by the WA.
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Postby Calladan » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 am

While I applaud the idea of this, I think one of the primary problems you will come across is that the range of species throughout The WA might make the sharing of medical and health texts a bit pointless. While there are probably a lot of humans, they all grew up on different worlds, different planets and sometimes in different universes so their biology's might be incredibly different. What heals one will kill another. And that is before you get to the non-human species - those that breath methane, who have acid for blood, who live under a red sun and those who live in a world without shrimp.

That aside (even though it is a pretty big "that" to deal with!) there is also an issue that some nations might not want to share their medical texts and biological details for fear it might be used against them in the future. For example if I told you that one branch of the Calladian genetic tree was incredibly susceptible to infrared radiation - far more so than most humanoid species - then you could use that should you ever want to invade our country and kill us all in an orgy of violence. (I am not suggesting you would do that by the way - that was just an example).

So please don't think I oppose this - as I have said previously, the only thing that will redeem society is co-operation (although I may have nicked that from somewhere else) and the idea of sharing medical knowledge right through The WA is an interesting one that deserves a lot of consideration - I am just warning you there are one or two areas where you might get a lot of opposition.

Where I do have a primary objection is the physical aspect of all this. As you may have seen in my objection to the godsforsaken resolution that just passed The WA, a central complex for storing books is nonsense. And in this case - with all due respect - it is even more nonsense.

The part about the online database - that makes sense. A central database where everyone can access it from anywhere in The WA - a very good idea that I would wholeheartedly support with a song in my heart and a smile on my face.

But a central repository of medical books? No. Not a chance. For the same reason I rabidly opposed the central library, I am going to oppose that. And if the two ideas are bound together, I am going to put my opposition ahead of my support. Sorry, but that's just the way it is.

And in much the same way, a centralised research facility is also a non-starter. Even if you have all the best researchers in one place doing the best research, it won't hold a candle to all the best researchers spread out across The WA, doing the same research and sharing their results on line. Why? Because if you are researching...... I don't know - if you are researching Elsanna's Syndrome, then you would need to go to where the syndrome is most prevalent to do the most up to date research. So instead of making all the victims go to some arbitrary location, you to go where they are. They are already suffering - don't force them to travel halfway across The WA on top of that!

I admit I am not a doctor - never have been - and I am not really a computer scientist either. But common sense (as far as I can apply it) tells me no one person has 100% of a solution. Maybe 200 people have 0.5% of the solution. But you won't know which 200 people have it until you start looking. So if you spread the research out across The WA, instead of concentrating it in one place, you are FAR more likely to find a solution. Just basic logic must tell you that.

Anyway - as I said, I like the idea in principle, but I can see several flaws in practice.
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Postby Araraukar » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Xerox Prime wrote:[Edit]: Healthcare has received extensive previous coverage that I was not aware of. Proposal will likely be scrapped.

OOC: I take it that you took your homework seriously? ;)

Anyway, like Calladan said, some of this might work, but not as currently written. You can now choose whether you want to start the large challenge of making this submittable, or whether you'd like to try something else.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:20 pm

Araraukar wrote:
Xerox Prime wrote:[Edit]: Healthcare has received extensive previous coverage that I was not aware of. Proposal will likely be scrapped.

OOC: I take it that you took your homework seriously? ;)

Anyway, like Calladan said, some of this might work, but not as currently written. You can now choose whether you want to start the large challenge of making this submittable, or whether you'd like to try something else.


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OOC

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Why wouldn't I take your advice seriously? You have been at this for 10(+) years.

Revised draft will be submitted within a few hours.

-Scrapping the physical research center; replacing it with the providing of funding to applicable countries for the purposes of medical research and expansion of the healthcare sector.

- Removing healthcare and information submission mandate ********.

- No useless physical archives will be created. The entire database will be easily accessable and digital. The purpose of this for the library was so that works in the database could be verified with the physical originals. This is not applicable here.

- Clarification on the restriction of access to sensitive information.

- Clarification on which information pertains to which groups and species.

- Creation of a comittee for providing assistance to applicable countries in adopting progressive health policies and expansion of healthcare sectors.

- *POSSIBLE*- The creation and establishment of a universal WA (free) healthcare policy and WA universal healthcare funding organization.

GOD, am I a big fat socialist.

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-The Protectorate of Xerox Prime
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Postby Calladan » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:17 pm

Xerox Prime wrote:GOD, am I a big fat socialist.


You say that like it's a bad thing :)
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Postby Xerox Prime » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Revisions have been made.

First draft moved under spoiler.

Research complex and physical archives scrapped.
Emphasis on digital database and funding for healthcare and research, where applicable [Your Psychotic Dictatorship's *Little Playthings* no longer must be forced to bear the horrible burden of affordable healthcare and research].

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Postby The New California Republic » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:01 am

Xerox Prime wrote:Proposed by Fledgling Protectorate of Xerox Prime [Liberal Democratic Socialists],

This is classed as Branding, and the Proposal will be deemed illegal if you submit it with this line included in it. Remove any references to your nation from the proposal, if you want to avoid that.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:30 am

The New California Republic wrote:
Xerox Prime wrote:Proposed by Fledgling Protectorate of Xerox Prime [Liberal Democratic Socialists],

This is classed as Branding, and the Proposal will be deemed illegal if you submit it with this line included in it. Remove any references to your nation from the proposal, if you want to avoid that.


References to this state, other states, and resolutions have been removed.

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[Proposal]: Central Medicinal Database and Reforms Compact

Postby Xerox Prime » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Nations of the WA:

Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the creation of a centralized database of texts into the field of medicine;

Therefore, Hereby:

Establishes & constructs a WA Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
-Collecting medicinal knowledge possessed by the members of the WA,
-Archiving historical and present medicinal research and knowledge in a centralized digital database [with exceptions],
-Serving as a centralized nexus for submission of medical research and development of new knowledge by entities both government and private,
-Providing access of such information to WA nations, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,
-Providing administrative functions to regional research and healthcare centers in the form of funding and education;

Encourages that WA nations contribute [non-sensitive] existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;

Provides funding for and encourages WA nations to pass legislation with the purpose of developing new medical knowledge and methods of treatment, and expanding national healthcare and research spheres;

Encourages that WA nations unable to provide affordable healthcare for their citizens accept the assistance of the WA in developing a capable form of such service, if in applicable governmental status and with appropriate confirmation of services;

Mandates for the fulfillment of these purposes, for the WACMD to undertake the:
- Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,
- Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,
- Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry for the development of treatments and procedures,
- Dedicating effort and manpower to particular areas of medicinal research, with sufficient funding, at reasonable request,
- Establishment of a reasonable and fair program for investment and funding for the maintenance of such a database,
- Establishment of a WA committee for the oversight of funding and education for the purpose of developing healthcare and research spheres in applicable countries;

Mandates that WACMD establish such a program and division to oversee:
- Ongoing funding of medical research and study,
- The possible restrictions on certain types of knowledge (ex. sensitive information pertaining to biological warfare), only available through background checks,
- The creation and implementation of new standards of medical procedure, protocol, and operating guidelines, where applicable;

Tasks the Office of Building Management (OBM) to determine the optimal location of WACMD servers with the potential for:
- Defense against potential threats,
- Easy access and communication between WACMD servers and possible accessory structures for maintenance and communication;

Encourages WA Nations to promote healthcare, medicinal and pharmaceutical research;

Clarifies that WA member nations possess access and clearance to non-sensitive documents and information contained within the WACMD database;

Ensures the understanding of the WACMD as an entity independent from, albeit still obligated to, its donors, overseers, and WA supervisors;

Affirms the right for private entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information;

Establishes a committee for the funding and expansion of WA nation healthcare sectors, pharmaceutical sectors, and medical research sectors.

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Postby Wealthatonia » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:48 pm

I just want to be clear when i ask my question, will doctors have to send in patient histories?
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Postby Xerox Prime » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:11 am

Wealthatonia wrote:I just want to be clear when i ask my question, will doctors have to send in patient histories?

The sending of patient histories is in no way made mandatory. The WACMD is intended as a database for medicinal knowledge and a platform for organized research. Not collecting confidential documents and those pertaining to patient histories.

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Postby Tinfect Diplomatic Enclave » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:23 am

Xerox Prime wrote:Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the creation of a centralized database of texts into the field of medicine;


"A noble goal, for certain." begins Feren, stepping forward for the Imperial statement.

Xerox Prime wrote:Establishes & constructs a WA Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
-Collecting medicinal knowledge possessed by the members of the WA,


"The Imperium sees little reason to provide yet more of its research to the World Assembly, especially when this resolution allows for absolutely none of the security of prior legislation."

Xerox Prime wrote:-Providing access of such information to WA nations, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,


"This is tantamount to mandating that the Imperium hand over its Technologies to foreign states. This simply cannot be allowed." Rehlan steps forward at this point, the security of the Imperium now in question, "The Security of Imperial Technologies from foreign powers is critical in the defense of the Imperium and its people. The medical innovations of the Imperium may be easily used against it to 'even the field' by foreign forces, or to exploit possible vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Allowing this information to be distributed to foreign states with minimal information security and no oversight or control by the Imperium and its Laws is the effective material support of mass slaughter of the Imperial citizenry, and the promotion of the unnecessary deaths of Imperial Military Personnel."

Xerox Prime wrote:-Providing administrative functions to regional research and healthcare centers in the form of funding and education;


Feren returns to the front at this point, "Member-States are perfectly able of ensuring that their own research facilities are adequately administrated; we see little reason to remove the ability of Member-States to do this in favor an undoubtedly inferior International Body."

Xerox Prime wrote:Encourages that WA nations contribute [non-sensitive] existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;


"The organization is already empowered to 'collect' whatever it desires from Member-States." Anything further at this point, is interrupted, as Seretis takes front. "This appears to be a threat. 'Either provide your Technologies and Research to the World Assembly, or have them taken by force.' The Imperium will not allow such legislation to proceed under any circumstance."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,


"Development upon Imperial Research and Technologies is to be permitted only by the Imperium; our Technology is protected by force of arms. There will be no attempts to replicate, expand upon, or otherwise appropriate Imperial Technologies without the authorization and oversight of the Imperium. Anything else poses existential threat to the Imperium and its people."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,


"Utilization of Imperial Technologies by foreign powers without the authorization and oversight of the Imperium would serve solely to damage the Imperium, eliminating its ability to retain information security, and to ensure the safety of its citizens and personnel."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry for the development of treatments and procedures,


"The Provision of Imperial Technologies to private bodies which will acquire legal patent and enforcement thereof upon them will not be accepted under any circumstances. The Imperium and its people retain sole rights to its Technologies; we will defend this right through force of arms."

Xerox Prime wrote:Clarifies that WA member nations possess access and clearance to non-sensitive documents and information contained within the WACMD database;


"No adequate definition of Sensitive Information has been provided. The specifications regarding all Imperial Technologies are classified as Class-Three or greater; there will be no foreign access to this information under any circumstances. We will not allow our technologies to be pillaged and used against the Imperium and its people for the sole reason that they may not be so easily weaponized as an engineered virus."

Xerox Prime wrote:Affirms the right for private entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information;


Feren chimes in at this, quickly returning the floor to Seretis afterward, "The Imperium does not allow private research of... anything, really. Certainly not medical technologies. In the interests of the Imperial Citizenry, this will not change."

"The position of the Imperium is needless to say, I am certain," begins Seretis, "In the interests of the Security of the Imperium and the safety of the Imperial citizenry, we will not support this legislation under any circumstance, nor will the Imperium consider support for any further derivation upon it."

OOC:
It looks like you already had a thread for this legislation. Use that next time, there's no need to clutter up the Forum with replicas.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:04 am

Tinfect Diplomatic Enclave wrote:
Xerox Prime wrote:Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the creation of a centralized database of texts into the field of medicine;


"A noble goal, for certain." begins Feren, stepping forward for the Imperial statement.

Xerox Prime wrote:Establishes & constructs a WA Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
-Collecting medicinal knowledge possessed by the members of the WA,


"The Imperium sees little reason to provide yet more of its research to the World Assembly, especially when this resolution allows for absolutely none of the security of prior legislation."

Xerox Prime wrote:-Providing access of such information to WA nations, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,


"This is tantamount to mandating that the Imperium hand over its Technologies to foreign states. This simply cannot be allowed." Rehlan steps forward at this point, the security of the Imperium now in question, "The Security of Imperial Technologies from foreign powers is critical in the defense of the Imperium and its people. The medical innovations of the Imperium may be easily used against it to 'even the field' by foreign forces, or to exploit possible vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Allowing this information to be distributed to foreign states with minimal information security and no oversight or control by the Imperium and its Laws is the effective material support of mass slaughter of the Imperial citizenry, and the promotion of the unnecessary deaths of Imperial Military Personnel."

Xerox Prime wrote:-Providing administrative functions to regional research and healthcare centers in the form of funding and education;


Feren returns to the front at this point, "Member-States are perfectly able of ensuring that their own research facilities are adequately administrated; we see little reason to remove the ability of Member-States to do this in favor an undoubtedly inferior International Body."

Xerox Prime wrote:Encourages that WA nations contribute [non-sensitive] existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;


"The organization is already empowered to 'collect' whatever it desires from Member-States." Anything further at this point, is interrupted, as Seretis takes front. "This appears to be a threat. 'Either provide your Technologies and Research to the World Assembly, or have them taken by force.' The Imperium will not allow such legislation to proceed under any circumstance."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,


"Development upon Imperial Research and Technologies is to be permitted only by the Imperium; our Technology is protected by force of arms. There will be no attempts to replicate, expand upon, or otherwise appropriate Imperial Technologies without the authorization and oversight of the Imperium. Anything else poses existential threat to the Imperium and its people."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,


"Utilization of Imperial Technologies by foreign powers without the authorization and oversight of the Imperium would serve solely to damage the Imperium, eliminating its ability to retain information security, and to ensure the safety of its citizens and personnel."

Xerox Prime wrote:- Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry for the development of treatments and procedures,


"The Provision of Imperial Technologies to private bodies which will acquire legal patent and enforcement thereof upon them will not be accepted under any circumstances. The Imperium and its people retain sole rights to its Technologies; we will defend this right through force of arms."

Xerox Prime wrote:Clarifies that WA member nations possess access and clearance to non-sensitive documents and information contained within the WACMD database;


"No adequate definition of Sensitive Information has been provided. The specifications regarding all Imperial Technologies are classified as Class-Three or greater; there will be no foreign access to this information under any circumstances. We will not allow our technologies to be pillaged and used against the Imperium and its people for the sole reason that they may not be so easily weaponized as an engineered virus."

Xerox Prime wrote:Affirms the right for private entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information;


Feren chimes in at this, quickly returning the floor to Seretis afterward, "The Imperium does not allow private research of... anything, really. Certainly not medical technologies. In the interests of the Imperial Citizenry, this will not change."

"The position of the Imperium is needless to say, I am certain," begins Seretis, "In the interests of the Security of the Imperium and the safety of the Imperial citizenry, we will not support this legislation under any circumstance, nor will the Imperium consider support for any further derivation upon it."

OOC:
It looks like you already had a thread for this legislation. Use that next time, there's no need to clutter up the Forum with replicas.


The collection of medicinal knowledge relies upon contributions, similar to the WACLC. The WACMD is a database to be utilized by nations, with restrictions on especially sensitive information. If the entirety of the medicinal knowledge possessed by a country is considered sensitive by said country, then there is no mandate for that information to be submitted. The archiving of such information relies upon contributions. The WACMD is to be utilized as a tool for easy access of submitted information by those countries that desire to use it for the purposes of research. The WACMD will also provide funding to such entities, if deemed appropriate.

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Similar to the internet, your personal details will not be stolen if you choose not to submit them. If you don't want others to see your information, simply don't submit it to the service.


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Postby Wallenburg » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:26 pm

OOC: Hello, and welcome to the General Assembly, more affectionately known as the Festering Snakepit. So, I've been skimming through this thread and, to be completely honest, I haven't read any of the current draft yet. However, I have copied and pasted the text of your draft into a character counter, and I have some bad news. You see, the game does not allow for proposals to be submitted that are over 3500 characters long. Your draft is currently 4670 characters long. You're going to need to trim out a lot of content to get this anywhere.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:56 pm

Wallenburg wrote:OOC: Hello, and welcome to the General Assembly, more affectionately known as the Festering Snakepit. So, I've been skimming through this thread and, to be completely honest, I haven't read any of the current draft yet. However, I have copied and pasted the text of your draft into a character counter, and I have some bad news. You see, the game does not allow for proposals to be submitted that are over 3500 characters long. Your draft is currently 4670 characters long. You're going to need to trim out a lot of content to get this anywhere.


Trimmed document is submitted. It is now a proposal under the General Assembly.

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Postby Wallenburg » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:59 pm

Xerox Prime wrote:
Wallenburg wrote:OOC: Hello, and welcome to the General Assembly, more affectionately known as the Festering Snakepit. So, I've been skimming through this thread and, to be completely honest, I haven't read any of the current draft yet. However, I have copied and pasted the text of your draft into a character counter, and I have some bad news. You see, the game does not allow for proposals to be submitted that are over 3500 characters long. Your draft is currently 4670 characters long. You're going to need to trim out a lot of content to get this anywhere.


Trimmed document is submitted. It is now a proposal under the General Assembly.

Well, now there's no point in me reading it, since you can't edit submitted proposals.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:56 pm

Wallenburg wrote: SNIP.

It can still be discussed, though.

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Xerox Prime wrote:
Wallenburg wrote: SNIP.

It can still be discussed, though.

OOC: No point in doing that, really, as, like Wallenburg said, after submission the proposal text can no longer be edited.

Central Medicinal Database and Reforms Compact

Category: Health
Area of Effect: Research

Nations of the WA:

Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the creation of a centralized database of texts into the field of medicine;

Therefore, Hereby:

Establishes & constructs a WA Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
-Collecting medicinal knowledge possessed by the members of the WA,
-Archiving historical and present medicinal research and knowledge in a centralized digital database [with exceptions],
-Serving as a centralized nexus for submission of medical research and development of new knowledge by entities both government and private,
-Providing access of such information to WA nations, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,
-Providing administrative functions to regional research and healthcare centers in the form of funding and education;

Encourages that WA nations contribute [non-sensitive] existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;

Provides funding for and encourages WA nations to pass legislation with the purpose of developing new medical knowledge and methods of treatment, and expanding national healthcare and research spheres;

Encourages that WA nations unable to provide affordable healthcare for their citizens accept the assistance of the WA in developing a capable form of such service, if in applicable governmental status and with appropriate confirmation of services;

Mandates for the fulfillment of these purposes, for the WACMD to undertake the:
- Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,
- Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,
- Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry for the development of treatments and procedures,
- Dedicating effort and manpower to particular areas of medicinal research, with sufficient funding, at reasonable request,
- Establishment of a reasonable and fair program for investment and funding for the maintenance of such a database,
- Establishment of a WA committee for the oversight of funding and education for the purpose of developing healthcare and research spheres in applicable countries;

Mandates that WACMD establish such a program and division to oversee:
- Ongoing funding of medical research and study,
- The possible restrictions on certain types of knowledge (ex. sensitive information pertaining to biological warfare), only available through background checks,
- The creation and implementation of new standards of medical procedure, protocol, and operating guidelines, where applicable;

Tasks the Office of Building Management (OBM) to determine the optimal location of WACMD servers with the potential for:
- Defense against potential threats,
- Easy access and communication between WACMD servers and possible accessory structures for maintenance and communication;

Encourages WA Nations to promote healthcare, medicinal and pharmaceutical research;

Clarifies that WA member nations possess access and clearance to non-sensitive documents and information contained within the WACMD database;

Ensures the understanding of the WACMD as an entity independent from, albeit still obligated to, its donors, overseers, and WA supervisors;

Affirms the right for private entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information;

Establishes a committee for the funding and expansion of WA nation healthcare sectors, pharmaceutical sectors, and medical research sectors.

You should have removed the square brackets and instead written the things out in more detail ("with exceptions" doesn't say much). You probably should have used the list code to make the structure clearer. Wordings like "developing new medical knowledge" make no sense, and there are a lot of other grammar errors - and I'm sure I haven't spotted all of them. It establishes two unnamed WA committees, seems to want to tweak how WA committees work in general and all in all seems to want to do seven separate things at once.

Please, remove it from the submissions queue so that it can be reconstructed/cleaned up.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:05 pm

I am hereby reviving this thread.

The proposal has been cleaned up, much editing has been done, and the pointless fillers have been removed.

Please offer further suggestions for revision.

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Postby The United Federation of Thetos » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:01 pm

Hey I am no expert but....

A boatload of protective laws would be needed to be passed to protect the names and information of those who provide the information. If the person who is using the information screws up, they could then blame the author and any contributors.

By passing this you could also put patients at risk. Lets say for instance a doctor who takes information from an author who is not reputable. The doctor could then commit (OCC: idk how to phrase this... so bear with me.) malpractice on behalf of the author. But who is to blame?

The author. :eyebrow:

The WACMD would have to have to have a verification process for the authors. Once they get verified, they can then post. However, each "posting" or "entry" would be reviewed by a panel to determine if the information is helpful or harmful.

Again no expert. I would personally not support this because of the lack of protection.
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Postby Wallenburg » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:02 pm

Hello again! It appears that your current draft is, again, over the character limit, stretching to a good 4280 characters, when the limit is 3500. This cannot be submitted as-is. I would suggest breaking this down between its several purposes. What you currently have is an attempt to address several issues of healthcare and medicine in one proposal. You don't have enough space to do that. Instead of trying to cover medical databases, public access to information, health research, and health regulations all in one resolution, you should split this text between its purposes, with a proposal dedicated to each. That way you have room to write what you need to, and the purpose of your proposal(s) becomes clearer.
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Postby Xerox Prime » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:33 am

Wallenburg wrote:Hello again! It appears that your current draft is, again, over the character limit, stretching to a good 4280 characters, when the limit is 3500. This cannot be submitted as-is. I would suggest breaking this down between its several purposes. What you currently have is an attempt to address several issues of healthcare and medicine in one proposal. You don't have enough space to do that. Instead of trying to cover medical databases, public access to information, health research, and health regulations all in one resolution, you should split this text between its purposes, with a proposal dedicated to each. That way you have room to write what you need to, and the purpose of your proposal(s) becomes clearer.

The "Research" and "Healthcare" sections have been removed. The proposal is now under the character limit, and is focused solely on the database. The aforementioned sections will be placed into their own proposals.

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Postby Christian Democrats » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:39 am

Xerox Prime wrote:Defines "Medicinal Knowledge" as "the sum of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, as well as the identification of new diseases and improvement upon existing standards of medicine and medicinal practice".

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