Advisory Council

Purpose

The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease and Disablement is a statutory body created by the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws and Regulations. The Governor appoints members of the council, which is comprised of six voting members, three representing workers and three representing employers. The WCA director serves as an ex-officio member. The council reports annually to the Governor and Legislature concerning the state of the workers' compensation system, and to make recommendations regarding rules and regulations. Under law, the role of the council is strictly advisory. While the Council's role is advisory, the Council has authority to appoint members to the panel that approves Independent Medical Examination providers. It otherwise has no authority and cannot make recommendations on individual cases.

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Meeting Schedule

Minutes from the December 8, 2022 Advisory Council meeting will be available by December 22.

The next Advisory Council meeting will take place February 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. in Santa Fe. Details will be made available closer to the meet date.

See the approved meeting minutes for August 4, 2022.
See the approved meeting minutes for May 3, 2022.
See the approved meeting minutes for February 10, 2022.

Open Meeting Resolution - 2019

Advisory Council Bylaws

Advisory Council reports can be found in Publications.

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Members

Gov. Lujan Grisham Appoints New Advisory Council Members

Labor

Darrell Deaguero
Term expires: June 25, 2023

Courtenay Eichhorst
Term expires: April 1, 2023

Sara Ranney
Term expires: April 1, 2025

Business

Marni Goodrich
Term expires: July 1, 2025

Buffy Johnson
Term expires: April 1, 2025

Lillian Santillanes
Term expires: April 1, 2023

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Advisory Council Annual Reports

The Advisory Council annual reports are also available on the publications page.

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Administration

Director, Ex-Officio
Director, Workers' Compensation Administration
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Office: (505) 841-6007

Staff Assistance to the Council:
Diana Sandoval-Tapia
Public Information Officer
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Office: (505) 841-6052
Diana.Sandoval@wca.nm.gov


Please mail correspondence for the Advisory Council to:

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198

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