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New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council

About the Advisory Council

The New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council was created according to a revision to the Pain Relief Act in 2012 and is administratively attached to the Department of Health. The council’s name and membership were changed in 2018 according to Section 24-2D-5.2 NMSA 1978.

The Advisory Council meets to receive public comment and consider requests for formal recommendations to policy and practice of substance use disorder treatment, overdose prevention, and harm reduction programs in the state of New Mexico. They also review the status of overdose prevention and pain management standards and education efforts for both consumers and professionals. The Council recommends pain management and clinical guidelines.

These are the 2020 Advisory Council Recommendations.


Public Meeting Notice

New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council Meeting

Time & Day: Meetings occur quarterly on the third Friday of the month from 1:30PM-3:30PM

Location: Meetings are virtual due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders

Contact: Desiree Valdez for meeting invitation details

Individuals with Disability

Individuals with a disability who need a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Desiree Valdez at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.


Public Documents

Public documents, including the Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council meeting agendas and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact Desiree Valdez for more information.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Advisory Council Recommendations