Anti-vaccination group launches legal challenge to HCCC decision

THE Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) is seeking to have last year’s adverse decision from the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) overturned in court, AVN president Meryl Dorey confirmed.

Last July, the HCCC ordered the AVN to place a disclaimer on its website informing readers it “should not be read as medical advice”.

After the AVN failed to comply, the HCCC issued a public warning that the site was misleading.

A legal challenge was launched in the Supreme Court of NSW last month, the HCCC said, but the commission declined further comment.