Recent news

17 Aug 2018
Ms Cynthia Weinstein and CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (CDC), of which Ms Weinstein is a Director, have been issued with interim prohibition orders while an investigation is conducted into allegations of breaches of the code of conduct for general health service providers in Victoria. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack made the interim prohibition orders which will remain in force while investigators conduct an investigation into the provision of cosmetic treatments by Ms Weinstein and CDC.
14 Aug 2018
Ms Yan Pan, trading as New Kingdom Cosmetic and Laser Clinic in Melbourne, has been banned from providing general health services in Victoria.
08 Aug 2018
Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack has made a Prohibition Order against Dennis Wayne Jensen following an investigation into Mr Jensen’s use of painful and ineffective black salve treatment on a cancer patient over a prolonged period until the patient’s death.
19 May 2018
A North Warrandyte hypnotherapist and self-proclaimed healer has been prohibited from providing any health service, making claims to cure cancer or using the controversial black salve treatment.
18 May 2018
The HCC is asking Victorians to report concerns about drug and alcohol services to support investigations.
17 May 2018
The HCC will conduct an inquiry into the practice of conversion therapy in Victoria.
19 Apr 2018
Banned drug addiction counsellor, Robert Frank Mittiga, has been convicted for providing services illegally in Victoria.
11 Apr 2018
The HCC has received several concerning complaints of inappropriate contact or sexual misconduct involving general health service providers.
27 Mar 2018
Consultation is now open on complaint handling standards for Victorian health service providers and a service charter for the HCC.
26 Mar 2018
Since 1 February 2017, we've received more than 50 complaints about cosmetic procedures performed by general health service providers.