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
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.
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.
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.
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 any 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.
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.