NM Medical Review Commission

The New Mexico Medical Review Commission, created by Section 41-5-14 of the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act, was enacted in 1976. The Medical Malpractice Act mandates the screening of all applications of alleged medical malpractice against a qualified medical provider by the Medical Review Commission. The Act provides for three panel members from the medical profession and three panel members from the State Bar to review each application.

Acting NMMRC Director & Chair: Michael Rueckhaus, JD

NM State Bar Chair:  Ellen Kelly, JD

NM Medical Society Chair: Ulton (Bud) Hodgin, MD

Alternate Panel Chair:  Judith Durzo, JD

Alternate Panel Chair:  Bill Herring, JD

NMMS Executive Director:  Randy Marshall

NMMS Program Coordinators: Emily Hunt and Jessica Christ

Contact Information:

(505) 796-3431 (Emily)
(505) 796-3432 (Jessica)
(505) 828-0336 (fax)
(505) 828-0237 (NMMS main office number)


NM Medical Review Commission
316 Osuna Road NE, Suite 501
Albuquerque, NM  87107

Panelist Sign-Up

Overview of Procedures for Panelists (2018)

Policy and Procedures (NM Bar Bulletin, 2006)

Medical Legal Guidelines for Cooperation by the NM Medical Society and State Bar of NM

Authorization to Disclose or Use Protected Health Care Information

Authorization to Disclose or Use Protected Mental Health Care Information

NMMRC Annual Report 2017 [November 12, 2018]

Patient Compensation Fund


Historical Articles on the NM Medical Review Commission

NMMRC History NM Bar Review by David Gallagher (State Bar of NM, News & Views, July 7, 1983)

NM Bar Review NMMRC History by Joseph Fulcher, Martin Paskind, & Bruce Wiggins (State Bar of NM, May, 1973)