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
Angel's Dreamworld Pty Ltd, trading as Angel's Beauty Club Cosmetic Service Angel’s Dreamworld, trading as Angel's Beauty Club, must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  1. Provide or cause to be provided to any person any cosmetic surgical and medical procedures, including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments.
  2. Be in possession of or store any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers).
  3. Administer or cause to be administered to any person any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers).
  4. Administer or cause to be administered to any person any unregistered therapeutic good or scheduled medicine.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Dec 2018 to 26 Feb 2019
Ying (Angela) Wang Cosmetic Service Ms Ying (Angela) Wang must not:
  1. Provide or cause to be provided to any person any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures, including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments.
  2. Be in possession of, or store, any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers).
  3. Administer or cause to be administered to any person any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers).
  4. Administer or cause to be administered to any person any registered therapeutic good or schedule medicine.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Dec 2018 to 26 Feb 2019
Regtan Nominees Pty Ltd Massage Therapist Regtan Nominees Pty Ltd 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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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 06 Dec 2018 to 27 Feb 2019
Michael Sergides Massage Therapist Mr Michael Sergides, also 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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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 06 Dec 2018 to 27 Feb 2019
Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri trading as 'Massage Australia One' and 'Massage One Supplies' ABN 71 505 775 106 is prohibited from:a) Publicly advertising his business in any form. b) Providing any general health service that involves physical contact, including massage services, to any female clients. Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri must also display a copy of the prohibition order at his business premises and ensure that it is visible.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 21 Nov 2018
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  • any surgical or medical procedures, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 12 Nov 2018 to 03 Feb 2019