What We Do
At End of Life Options New Mexico, we provide support and education for advance care planning to ensure people have a clear understanding of their rights and all the options available to them in New Mexico, including medical aid in dying.
We are a service provider and our role is to provide information, resources and education. We are NOT a clinical provider, we do not give medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment or legal advice.
Specifically, we do:
- Provide resources to assist with advance care planning;
- Provide referrals and resources to support end-of-life decision-making;
- Inform the public, community leaders and the media about end- of-life issues;
- Educate residents about their rights to choose from the full range of end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying;
- Educate healthcare providers so they can inform their patients about end-of-life options and provide the care their patients want; and
- Assist healthcare systems and hospices as they support their patients’ end-of-life decisions.
End of Life Options
What are your options at end of life?
- Continue Treatment – Pursue life-sustaining treatments
- Forgo or Cease Treatment – Declining or stopping life-sustaining treatment
- Palliative Care Specialized care focusing on relief of symptoms and help with treatment decisions
- Hospice Care End-of-life comfort care, mostly in the home, focusing on quality of life and family support
- Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) Refusing any food or liquids to hasten death under medical supervision
- Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) Eligible adults requesting a prescription for life-ending medication from a qualified provider
- About the End of Life Options Act – An overview of how it works and what you need to know. Learn more.
- Eligibility – Who is eligible to utilize the End of Life Options Act? Learn more.
- Steps for Using the EOLO Act. A checklist. Learn more.
- About Judge Elizabeth Whitefield. Learn more.
- Aid in Dying Laws. Learn more.
- EOLO Act for Individuals and families. Learn more.
- Frequently Asked Questions for individuals and families. Learn more.
- End of Life Options Act for Providers. Learn more.
- Provider Training. Learn more.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Providers. Learn more.