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Defending Life Spotlight

New-Mexico-DL-2021

Unsafe Spotlight

New Mexico appears to lack any regulatory framework for inspecting abortion businesses. AUL submitted a public records request, under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, 14-2-1 NMSA 1978 et seq., to the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Human Services Department, the New Mexico Medical Board, and the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. The responses AUL legal staff received confirmed that New Mexico does not license abortion businesses or healthcare professionals that provide abortion services. There were no state inspection reports to be reviewed. The only inspection reports were CLIA-certification inspection reports from the federal government, which conducts annual inspections on certain CLIA-certified pathology labs, including Curtis Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options. In these reports, the Laboratory Director was cited for failure to ensure that policies were established for monitoring the competency of testing personnel or to provide overall direction to the laboratory, as well as failure to review 9 of 10 laboratory policies or procedures.

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DATE RANGE: 2009–2019