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

The next Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 2:30 p.m., at the WCA Albuquerque headquarters, 2410 Centre Ave., SE, Albuquerque, NM. The meeting agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Download the draft meeting minutes from May 2, 2024 meeting.

Download the Final minutes from January 25, 2024 meeting.

Download the Open Meeting Resolution - 2024.

Download the meeting minutes for November 16, 2023.

Download the meeting minutes for October 3, 2023.

Download the meeting minutes for July 18, 2023.

Read the meeting minutes for May 2, 2023.

Advisory Council Bylaws

Advisory Council reports can be found below, and in Publications.

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Members

Labor

Darrell Deaguero
Term expires: June 25, 2027

Courtenay Eichhorst
Term expires: April 1, 2027

Sara Ranney
Term expires: April 1, 2025

Business

Marni Goodrich
Term expires: July 1, 2025

Buffy Jackson
Term expires: April 1, 2025

Vacant
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