Prohibition orders

Orders can prohibit a health practitioner or organisation from providing health services.

These orders can prohibit part, or all, of a health service for a set period of time or permanently. Interim orders of up to 12 weeks can also be made.

Orders are only made against general health service providers, meaning those not regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and only if the Commissioner believes they've breached the general code of conduct and pose an unacceptable risk to the public.

Prohibition orders issued in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia are prosecutable across all these states.

Name of provider and type Details of the prohibition order Prohibition type
Robert Frank Mittiga (Robert Frank/Roberto Cialdini) Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Robert Frank Mittiga (also known as Robert Frank and/or Roberto Cialdini) must not:
  1. Advertise, or cause to be advertised in Victoria, and general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  2. Offer, or cause to be offered in Victoria, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity; or
  3. Provide, or cause to be provided in Victoria, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Feb 2019 to 29 Apr 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service Cynthia Lea Weinstein, of Toorak, must not:
  • provide clinical treatment to any person;
  • provide clinical advice to any person with respect to that person's clinical treatment;
  • assist any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) in providing clinical treatment to another person; or
  • direct or instruct any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) as to the clinical treatment provided, or to be provided, to another person.
For the purpose of this Prohibition Order, clinical treatment includes, but is not limited to:
  • medical procedures;
  • surgical procedures; and
  • the administration of cosmetic injections.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 31 Jan 2019
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (ACN 109 209 921) of 1155 High Street, Armadale, must not direct, instruct or allow Cynthia Weinstein to:
  • provide clinical treatment to any person;
  • provide clinical advice to any person with respect to that person's clinical treatment;
  • assist any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) in providing clinical treatment to another person; or
  • direct or instruct any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) as to the clinical treatment provided, or to be provided, to another person.
For the purpose of this Prohibition Order, clinical treatment includes, but is not limited to:
  • medical procedures;
  • surgical procedures; and
  • the administration of cosmetic injections.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 31 Jan 2019
Michael Sergides Massage Therapist Michael Sergides, of Berwick, must not:
  1. Advertise, or cause to be advertised, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  2. Offer, or cause to be offered, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  3. Provide, or cause to be provided, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity; or
  4. Establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the above activities.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Jan 2019
Regtan Nominees Pty. Ltd. Massage Therapist Regtan Nominees Pty. Ltd. ACN 005 560 887 trading as 'Mobile Just Massage' must not:
  1. Advertise, or cause to be advertised, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  2. Offer, or cause to be offered, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity; or
  3. Provide, or cause to be provided, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Jan 2019
Dennis Wayne Jensen Hypnotherapist / Healer Dennis Wayne Jensen, of North Warrandyte, must not:
  • Import, manufacture, or compound any product or substance that he (or anyone else) claims can cure or treat cancer or other serious disease or illness.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 18 Jan 2019