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
Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd is a general health service provider. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Quality Cancer Care has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found using the link below.More information on Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd (122.37 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Sep 2020 to 08 Dec 2020
Jian Li Melbourne Pty Ltd (also trading as “Kinly Beauty") Cosmetic Service Jian Li Melbourne Pty Ltd trading as “Kinly Beauty” is a general health service provider providing cosmetic services in Melbourne CBD. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes Kinly Beauty has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers, and that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public.More information on Jian Li Melbourne Pty Ltd (also trading as “Kinly Beauty") (106.76 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Sep 2020 to 08 Dec 2020
Jianfeng Zhang Cosmetic Service Jianfeng Zhang, director of Jian Li Melbourne Pty Ltd (trading as Kinly Beauty), is a general health service provider providing cosmetic services in Melbourne CBD. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes Kinly Beauty and Mr Zhang have contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers, and that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public.More information on Jianfeng Zhang (76.2 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Sep 2020 to 08 Dec 2020
Nhung Huynh Cosmetic Service Nhung Huynh is a general health service provider who conducts cosmetic and medical procedures at St Albans, Victoria. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Nhung Huynh has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found using the link below.More information on Nhung Huynh (92.67 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 07 Sep 2020 to 29 Nov 2020
Brian Hickman Psychotherapist Dr Brian Hickman is a general health service provider who provides psychotherapy and counselling services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Dr Hickman may have breached a code of conduct applying to the provision of health services such that it was necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) under the Health Complaints Act 2016 to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the IPO can be found using the link below.More information on Brian Hickman (80.01 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 02 Sep 2020 to 24 Nov 2020
Natalie Kringoudis Alternative Therapist Natalie Kringoudis is a general health service provider who provides Acupuncture, Natural Fertility, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Women’s Health services in Albert Park, VIC. Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Natalie Kringoudis has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and, that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found using the link below.More information on Natalie Kringoudis (79.28 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 28 Aug 2020 to 19 Nov 2020