HIV treatment for 9 year old boy, against father’s wishes

Buddle Finlay (New Zealand) reported yesterday on a decision which highlights the rare but important ability for the High Court to be appointed as a child’s guardian in order to safeguard the child’s best interests and ensure the child receives recommended medical treatment, even when that is against a parent’s wishes. The child had not been told of his diagnosis.

As at the time of this post, the decision Auckland District Health Board v Dee had been temporarily removed from the NZLII website.

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