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-oficio 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 othewise has no authority and cannot make recommendations on individual cases.

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Meeting Schedule

The next meeting of the Advisory Council will take place late January or early February. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Download the meeting minutes from the October 26, 2017 Advisory Council meeting.

Open Meeting Resolution - 2017

Advisory Council Bylaws

Advisory Council reports can be found in Publications.

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Members

Labor

Courtenay Eichhorst
Term expires: April 1, 2019

James Magoffe
Term expires: April 1, 2018

Dain Symes
Term expires: April 1, 2019

Business

Tara Bonestroo
Term expires: April 1, 2021

Taylor Horst
Term expires: March 31, 2019

Kevin J. McGinley
Term expires: April 1, 2018

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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

Darin Childers, 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@state.nm.us


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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