Recent news

03 May 2019
Drug and alcohol counsellor Robert Frank Mittiga, who also uses the alias Robert Frank and Roberto Cialdini, has been permanently banned from providing any general health services in Victoria following a similar ban in South Australia.
08 Apr 2019
Two South Australian healers who allegedly provide treatments to Melbourne clients that involve the topical application of an Amazonian frog’s secretions, have been issued with interim prohibition orders temporarily banning the provision of their services. Ms Cusack said the interim prohibition orders banned South Australians Carlie J. Angel and Brad T. Williams, trading as Two Wolves – One Body, from advertising, offering or providing any general health service in Victoria, paid or otherwise, that involved, or was in any way related to, kambo.
08 Apr 2019
Melbourne cosmetic treatment providers Si Chen and Ziyang Chen , and their business Snow Skincare Center (sic), have been issued with separate interim prohibition orders banning the provision and advertising of any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures while the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) conducts an investigation.
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.
28 Feb 2019
Following separate investigations two women operating a cosmetic treatment business from an apartment in Melbourne, and a third woman operating an unrelated cosmetic treatment business in the city’s CBD, have been permanently banned from providing any cosmetic services after they were found administering substances not approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and without appropriate qualifications. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack said Jing Sun , also known as ‘Mina’, and Yufei Mo , also known as ‘Euphy’, had operated Little M Image Management Workshop (Little M)...
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
Berwick massage therapist Michael Sergides and his company Regtan Nominees Pty Ltd have been permanently banned from providing any general health services.