The End  of Life Options Act would allow terminally ill New Mexicans who have prognosis of six months or less to live to choose a peaceful death over prolonged suffering. The ACLU of New Mexico fought to make this compassionate care, known as medical aid in dying, available to New Mexicans by filing the lawsuit Morris v. New Mexico in 2011. The New Mexico State Supreme Court ruled against terminally ill New Mexicans in this matter, and referred the issue to the NM State Legislature where the ACLU of New Mexico continues to advocate in favor of medical aid in dying.

The End of Life Options Act, sponsored by Rep. Deborah A. Armstrong and Rep. Bill McCamley, is currently scheduled for the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, February 17th at 1:30pm in Room 309. See more details here.

Sponsors

Rep. Deborah Armstrong (D), Sen. Bill McCamley (D)

Status

Passed committee

Session

2017

Bill number

HB 171

Position

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