N.M. Senate Approves Measure That Would Create State HIV/AIDS Policy Commission
The New Mexico Senate on Monday unanimously approved a bill (SB 313) that would create a state HIV/AIDS policy commission, the Albuquerque Journal reports. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Phil Griego (D), would create a 23-member commission that would make recommendations on HIV/AIDS policy to the New Mexico Department of Health. In addition, the state Senate approved a bill (SB 314), also sponsored by Griego, that would direct the health department to be the state coordinator of HIV/AIDS services. Both measures now go to the state House for consideration, according to the Journal (Albuquerque Journal, 2/15).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.