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
Victor Bennett Victor Bennett is a general health service provider who provides mental health services, including counselling. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Mr Bennett 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 Victor Bennett (122.84 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 13 Oct 2020 to 04 Jan 2021
EPA Life Pty Ltd Alternative Therapist EPA Life Pty Ltd is a general health service provider located in Frankston. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that EPA Life Pty Ltd 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 IPO can be found using the link below.More information on EPA Life Pty Ltd (120.35 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 08 Oct 2020 to 30 Dec 2020
Richard Lawrence Malter Alternative Therapist Richard Lawrence Malter is a general health service provider who provides services at the Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab in Frankston. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Mr Malter 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 IPO can be found using the link below.More information on Richard Lawrence Malter (120.48 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 08 Oct 2020 to 30 Dec 2020
Vanita Sharma (also trading as ‘Vibe Therapies’ and ‘Vibe Ayurveda’) Alternative Therapist Vanita Sharma also trading as ‘Vibe Therapies’ and ‘Vibe Ayurveda’ is a general health service provider who provides ayurvedic services in Victoria. Following complaints made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Ms Sharma 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 IPO can be found using the link below.More information on Vanita Sharma (also trading as ‘Vibe Therapies’ and ‘Vibe Ayurveda’) (124.2 KB) Effective from: 18 Sep 2020 to 10 Dec 2020
Aliaa Mohammed Elmetwally Ismaeil Sherif (also trading as ‘Feel Young Again Clinic’ and ‘Good Life Antiaging Company Pty Ltd’) Cosmetic Service Aliaa Mohammed Elmetwally Ismaeil Sherif, also trading as the ‘Feel Young Again Clinic’ and the ‘Good Life Antiaging Company Pty Ltd’, is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services in Wheelers Hill, Victoria. Following complaints made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Ms Sherif 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 IPO can be found using the link below.More information on Aliaa Mohammed Elmetwally Ismaeil Sherif (also trading as ‘Feel Young Again Clinic’ and ‘Good Life Antiaging Company Pty Ltd’) (135.11 KB) Effective from: 24 Sep 2020 to 16 Dec 2020
Rama Prasad Alternative Therapist Rama Prasad is a general health service provider who provides Ayurvedic health services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Mr Prasad may have breached the 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 Rama Prasad (97.98 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 24 Sep 2020 to 16 Dec 2020