More than 100 New Mexicans Used Medical Aid in Dying Law Since Law Went Into Effect A Year Ago

Jun 22, 2022

More than 100 terminally ill New Mexicans used the Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act to die peacefully since the law went into effect in June 2021, clinicians report. The majority (90%) of those patients were enrolled in hospice and the prescribing clinicians were at their bedside. The law allows terminally ill, mentally capable adults the option to request a medication they may decide to take to die peacefully.