End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

New Mexico

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A Compassion & Choices lawsuit led to a landmark ruling last year: “This Court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying.”

With aid in dying protected by a New Mexico court decision, C&C is focused on educating and supporting health care providers and consumers. C&C is encouraging its members to talk to their doctors about end-of-life choices, and convening groups of physicians and other providers for discussions. Action teams and volunteers across the state continue their educational outreach in the wider community. The January 2014 ruling was in the case of Morris v. New Mexico, filed by Compassion & Choices and the ACLU of New Mexico, and is currently under appeal. To find out how you can get involved, get in touch using the contact information below!

Register for the Professional Education Symposium Today!

The End-of-Life Care in New Mexico one-day symposium will bring together 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 will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT) in Albuquerque. Follow the link below for more details and to register online.

Continued Medical Education (CME) credits are available as well as nursing CEUs – see registration link below for details and agenda.



New Mexico Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive

Contact Information

Contact Compassion & Choices-New Mexico Campaign Manager:

Erin Marshall
[email protected]
505 980 5355




To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.

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Contact your elected officials.

Call an End-of-Life Consultant 800-247-7421