General Information Packet
The New Mexico Court of Appeals issued a decision on Aug 11, 2015 finding that there is no fundamental right to aid in dying in New Mexico and reversed the decision of District Judge Nash’s 2014 ruling. The attorneys in this case will seek review in the New Mexico Supreme Court with all haste, with the aim of restoring New Mexicans’ access to physician aid in dying in New Mexico.
While this case is pending appeal, your support and your involvement remain vital! We are continuing to work to bring much-needed attention to end-of-life care in New Mexico, and we are committed to achieving optimal medical care and access to a full range of end-of-life options for all.
Given our optimism about an ultimate, clear verdict from the state Supreme Court authorizing aid in dying, we intend to continue laying groundwork to make sure terminally ill New Mexicans and their loved ones have access to the option of aid in dying.
Professional Education Symposium, 2015
The End-of-Life Care in New Mexico one-day symposium brought together over 80 healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge and support them with information around options on end-of-life care and practices, including aid in dying in New Mexico. The symposium was Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Albuquerque and featured Dr. Pete Reagan (Oregon), Dr. Eric Kress (Montana) and Ann Jackson, former Director of the Oregon Hospice Association.
New Mexico News
If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive
Contact Compassion & Choices-New Mexico Campaign Manager:
505 980 5355
To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.