Recent news

25 Mar 2019
The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) is calling for public submissions as part of an inquiry into unsafe and unethical practices by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) service providers.
26 Feb 2019
Melbourne counsellor and psychotherapist Beatriz Masiero Vrettos has been issued with a prohibition order permanently banning her from providing any counselling or psychotherapy services in Victoria, including by Skype or phone. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack said the ban followed an investigation into a complaint that Ms Masiero Vrettos had breached the code of conduct for general health service providers. Ms Cusack said the investigation found Ms Masiero Vrettos, who previously traded as West Melbourne Psychotherapy, had failed to provide counselling and psychotherapy services...
20 Feb 2019
Banned drug and alcohol addiction counsellor Robert Frank Mittiga has been issued with an interim prohibition order while the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) investigates a complaint alleging he recently breached the code of conduct for general health service providers in Victoria. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack said the interim prohibition order banned Mr Mittiga, also known as Robert Frank and/or Roberto Cialdini, from advertising, offering or providing any general health service in Victoria, paid or otherwise and in a clinical or non-clinical capacity, while the...
12 Feb 2019
Cosmetic treatment provider Cynthia Lea Weinstein has been issued with a prohibition order permanently banning her from performing medical and surgical procedures and administering cosmetic injections.
03 Feb 2019
Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack has welcomed today’s State Government announcement of new legislation to ban conversion therapy in Victoria. Ms Cusack said the decision followed the Health Complaints Commissioner’s (HCC) inquiry into conversion therapy/practices under section 103 of the Health Complaints Act 2016, which commenced in May 2018.
25 Jan 2019
North Warrandyte self-proclaimed healer Dennis Wayne Jensen has been banned from importing, manufacturing or compounding any product or substance that he (or anyone else) claims can cure cancer or any other serious illness.
25 Jan 2019
Berwick massage therapist Michael Sergides and his company Regtan Nominees Pty Ltd have been permanently banned from providing any general health services.
19 Dec 2018
Cosmetic treatment provider Yu Mei Wang and her business Melbourne TT Pty Ltd have been issued with separate interim prohibition orders banning the provision of any cosmetic surgical and medical procedures while an investigation is conducted. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack issued the interim prohibition orders following a complaint alleging Ms Wang and Melbourne TT had breached the code of conduct for general health service providers in Victoria. Ms Cusack said the interim prohibition orders banned Ms Wang and Melbourne TT, located at 888 Collins Street, Docklands, from providing...
05 Dec 2018
Cosmetic treatment provider Ying (Angela) Wang and her business Angel’s Dreamworld, trading as Angel’s Beauty Club in Melbourne’s Central Business District, have been issued with separate interim prohibition orders banning the provision of any cosmetic surgical and medical procedures while an investigation is conducted.
23 Nov 2018
Massage therapist Charles Michael Dispenzeri has been issued with a prohibition order permanently banning him from publicly advertising his business in any form, and from providing an general health service that involves physical contact, including massage services, to any female clients.