04 Jun 2018

General Health Service Warning Statement

The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following General Health Service Warning Statement under section 87 of the Health Complaints Act 2016.

On 7 May 2018 I launched an investigation into Dennis Wayne Jensen of North Warrandyte. This followed a complaint that he had claimed to be able to treat cancer through the application of ‘black salve’. Dennis Wayne Jensen is also alleged to have encouraged the person treated with ‘black salve’,who was suffering from ovarian cancer, to stop all conventional, evidence-based treatment, including surgery.

I believe that Dennis Wayne Jensen has contravened the Code of Conduct as set out in Schedule 2 of the Health Complaints Act 2016, and that it is necessary to publish the warning statement to avoid an imminent and serious risk to the health safety or welfare of the public.

In addition to this warning statement, I have also issued an Interim Prohibition Order against Dennis Wayne Jensen prohibiting him from:

  1. Providing any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.
  2. Claiming or representing (including on any internet based forum or other social media) that Dennis Wayne Jensen is qualified, able or willing to cure cancer or other terminal illnesses.
  3. Supplying, promoting, recommending or making available to any person any product, therapy or other treatment, including, but not limited to, black salve.

If the public has any concerns about this or other health services they are urged to contact the Health Complaints Commissioner on 1300 582 113 or [email protected]