Recent news

25 Mar 2019
https://hcc.vic.gov.au/public/inquiry-assisted-reproductive-treatment-art-practices/submissions-inquiry 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.
25 Jan 2019
A North Warrandyte self-proclaimed healer 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.
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.
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.