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January 27, 2023

DDC to Testify at NM Senate Committee Hearing on Supported Decision-Making Act

At 1:30 p.m. today, the NM Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB89, the Supported Decision-Making Act. The hearing will take place in Room 311 of the Capitol building.

If passed, this bill would offer a less-restrictive alternative to guardianship.  Under a Supported Decision-Making Agreement, a person with disabilities retains their right to make their own decisions, while memorializing the friends, family, and/or professionals who will help them gather information and make that decision. If passed, this Bill would be a huge step forward in self-advocacy and for protecting the legal and civil rights of New Mexicans with disabilities.

For more information about this bill and how Supported Decision-Making would promote self-advocacy of New Mexicans with disabilities, while protecting their civil rights, click here.

For information on today's hearing, including the agenda, Committee membership, and how to access the Webcast, click here.