The 2013 legislative session passed House Memorial 48- Create NM Liver Transplantation Institute. HM 48 designated the NM Department of Health (DOH) and University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) to conduct a feasibility study of a liver transplant center in New Mexico.
The NMDOH developed conclusions and recommendations about the potential association of pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s disease (PD) based on the literature assessed. Two main categories were analyzed: studies without genetic interactions and studies with genetic interactions.
Senate Memorial 20 (SM20), introduced by Senator William Soules (D-Dona Ana) during the 2013 legislative session, requests the Department of Health (DOH) to establish a subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Quality (ACQ) to identify strategies on several topics.
Dr. Baum was appointed on August 29, 2012 to lead the SM 57 working group process on behalf of Cabinet Secretary of Health Catherine D. Torres, MD. Invitations were extended to potential working group members in all of the organizations cited in SM 57.
The HJM 67 Task Force concluded that it is feasible for New Mexico to conduct surveillance for healthcare-associated infections. However, design and implementation of systems to conduct this surveillance will place a burden on participating institutions. Therefore, in order to successfully conduct HAI surveillance in New Mexico, the task force suggest that certain conditions are met.