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Lawmakers send aid-in-dying bill to Lujan Grisham

In this Feb. 19 file photo, Rep. Deborah Armstrong, D-Albuquerque, presents the proposed End-of-Life Options Act remotely as part of new rules to limit the spread of COVID-19. Lawmakers granted final approval to the bill Tuesday. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

SANTA FE — New Mexico legislators granted final approval Tuesday to a bill that would establish an End-of-Life Options Act, sending it to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to House Bill 47, the final step necessary for legislative approval.

The measure would allow patients with a terminal illness to seek a doctor’s help to end their life. The patient would have to be able to self-administer the life-ending medicine.

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