Recent news

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
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.
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.
14 Nov 2018
The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) has issued interim prohibition orders against Cynthia Lea Weinstein and CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (CDC), of which Ms Weinstein is a director, following an alleged breach of the code of conduct for general health service providers in Victoria. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack said the interim prohibition orders made this week prohibit Ms Weinstein, of Toorak, from undertaking or assisting in any surgical or medical procedures while the HCC investigates the alleged breach. Ms Cusack said the interim prohibition orders would remain in force for a...
20 Sep 2018
The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) has experienced a year of action and growth, having received 6835 complaints, taken 18,893 telephone calls through a complaints and inquiries line, commenced 16 investigations and delivered 52 training and information sessions in the 12 months to June 30 2018.
17 Sep 2018
Clyde North/Berwick massage therapist Michael Sergides, also trading as Mobile Just Massage, has been banned from providing any general health services for up to 12 weeks while an investigation is conducted.
04 Sep 2018
In May 2018 the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) commenced an inquiry into conversion therapy, or ex-gay ideology, under section 103 of the Health Complaints Act 2016 following a referral from the Minister for Health. The HCC had made significant progress on the inquiry.