On Wednesday, June 28, Dr. Alison Goodwin’s appeal against the decision of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) to suspend her Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) will be heard.
Dr Goodwin is appealing the extreme decision on the basis that it breached her right to freedom of expression and was an overreach of the MCNZ’s power. The case will be heard in Wellington District Court starting at 10:00 am. A rally of public support is expected.
WHAT: Dr Alison Goodwin is appealing the suspension of her Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) that left her unable to practice as a doctor for 10 months in 2022.
WHO: Dr Alison Goodwin, NZ General Practitioner
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 10:00 am
WHERE: Wellington District Court, 49 Ballance Street, Wellington Central
WHY: Despite no patient complaints, no evidence of harm being caused, and without considering that she may have helped people, the MCNZ suspended Dr Goodwin’s APC and later imposed conditions detailing what she could say in public and restricting what she could prescribe to treat patients with Covid-19.