Recent news

24 Jul 2019
A cosmetic service provider who allegedly treated clients in an unregistered ‘salon’ at the back of a Springvale Shopping Centre jewellery store, has been issued with an interim prohibition order temporarily banning her from providing any general health services involving cosmetic procedures, including Botox and dermal fillers.
17 Jul 2019
The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) has published a Service Charter detailing its commitment to the public and to health service providers in the delivery of its services. Commissioner Karen Cusack said the Service Charter, required under Section 124 of the Health Complaints Act 2016 , provided clarity about the HCC’s services, how stakeholders could expect to be treated and the responsibilities of service users. Ms Cusack said the HCC consulted widely with a broad range of stakeholders, including complainants and health service providers who used its services, seeking feedback on their...
09 Jul 2019
Counsellor and psychotherapist Brian Hickman has been temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any general health services while the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) conducts an investigation. Mr Hickman, who is based in Wodonga, is also temporarily banned from providing any professional supervision to other health service providers, and from operating any business that provides general health services. Commissioner Karen Cusack said that while Mr Hickman was suspended by AHPRA from operating as a registered psychologist, counselling and psychotherapy services are...