Today it was revealed that the Australian Vaccination Network will be investigated by the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission for breaches of the Public Health Act of 1993.
The president of the AVN, Meryl Dorey, issued a statement as part of their August newsletter saying; “The complaint alleges that both the AVN and myself, Meryl Dorey are “health service providers” because we are “providing health education services to the public” for the purposes of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (NSW)”. Meryl claims that; “Neither the AVN nor myself Meryl Dorey are health practitioners as the term is generally understood colloquially nor have we ever claimed to be”. However, the law does not rely on colloquiallisms when defining health care providers. Read more here.