DLC Urges NM Legislature to Overturn Veto on State's First Diabetes Action Plan

HB 87 was passed by both the House and the Senate of the New Mexico. It would create a framework and guidelines for developing of a comprehensive, statewide diabetes action plan that would bring a new level of coordination and accountability to New Mexico’s efforts to fight diabetes.Despite passing both chambers overwhelmingly, Governor Susana Martinez vetoed the legislation. Similar legislation already in place in 19 other states is enabling government leaders and health care professionals to develop new strategies to bring efficiency and improved communications to their fight against diabetes. New levels of coordination and collaboration among government agencies are being required that are making state efforts more efficient and effective.The DLC placed the attached editorial (JDMDC-04-00111) in the Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control urging the New Mexico legislature to overturn the governor's ill advised veto.