The Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act (HB 47), which would authorize medical aid in dying in the state, has been assigned to the House Health and Human Services Committee. The first hearing has been set for January 28, and in addition to our own written testimony, others planning to testify at the hearing include: Jorge Otero, Dolores Huerta and Dan Diaz. Email your lawmakers today and urge them to advance the bill without delay.
Faced with a terminal diagnosis, New Mexico residents deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.
Compassion & Choices works closely with the New Mexico End of Life Options Coalition to educate New Mexicans about their full range of options at the end of life. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, we held events across the state, which included presentations on advance healthcare directives and informational tabling at health fairs and conferences. New Mexico’s rural outreach team presented to bilingual members of the Community Health Worker Association and has offered continuing education units in three different rural communities.
- Join Compassion & Choices New Mexico
- Tell New Mexico Lawmakers: Pass the Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act!
- Learn about the New Mexico End of Life Options Coalition
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- Read the stories of our New Mexico advocates
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