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.

Our goal to authorize medical aid in dying in New Mexico can't happen without the support of our volunteer base. Join an Action Team in your area to help our efforts and meet people who are as passionate about end-of-life options as you are.

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Tools and Resources

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For Patients
Access the New Mexico Advance Directive

 

tools for end of life planning and decision making.

End-of-Life Planning
Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.

 

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Los recursos en Español
Los recursos en Español.

 

answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.

COVID-19 Toolkit
Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.

 

tools for end of life planning and decision making.

Resources for Providers
Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.