Policy Statement Aid in Dying

Palliative care puts people in the driver’s seat of their own medical decisions, so the care they receive is the care they want. Patients, families, and caregivers all benefit from palliative care. We dynamically embrace differences to achieve shared goals.

Las Cruces Palliative Care Coalition does not provide services for medical aid in dying. If a request for information regarding medical aid in dying is made, we will provide specific referral to organizations that may assist. We may aid in accessing the Patient to Doctor Referral System of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying (a non-profit organization designed to assist providers of medical aid in dying and their patients) as well as End of Life Options New Mexico.

AMA Position on Medical Aid in Dying:


The Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act (See Section I regarding providing notice by entities)

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