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
Steven Goldstein Massage and fascial therapist Steven Goldstein, of Malvern, trading as Fascial Therapy and Fascial Therapy Institute of Australia, is temporarily banned from providing any general health service that involves physical contact (including massage services) to any female persons. Steven Goldstein must display a copy of this order at any place he conducts business and must publish a copy on any website or social media platform that he uses to offer or promote any general health service he provides. More information (112.82 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 11 Oct 2019 to 02 Jan 2020
Beatriz Masiero Vrettos Psychotherapist Beatriz Masiero Vrettos is permanently banned from advertising, offering or providing any counselling or psychotherapy services (paid or free of charge), including by Skype or by phone, except to the extent that is it necessary for her to provide counselling or psychotherapy services as part of supervised, mandatory placement units required as part of her enrolment in a Bachelor of Counselling course at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. This exception does not apply to any non-mandatory placement units. The exception ends on 27 August 2020. More information (70.59 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 17 Sep 2019
Lee Kim Tan Cosmetic Service Lee Kim Tan, of Springvale, trading as Sonoun Kimlee Salon, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures, including those that involve cutting or piercing the skin, such as injectable cosmetic treatments. Lee Kim Tan is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poison, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (137.65 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 26 Sep 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
Snow Skincare Center Cosmetic Service Snow Skincare Center, of Melbourne, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures, including those that involve cutting or piercing the skin, such as injectable cosmetic treatments. Snow Skincare Center is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poison, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (120.85 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 20 Sep 2019 to 12 Dec 2019
Diana Igescu Alternative Therapist Diana Igescu, of Taggerty, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any general health services (paid or free of charge). More information (79.49 KB) Effective from: 10 Sep 2019 to 02 Dec 2019
Liviu Igescu Alternative Therapist Liviu Igescu, of Taggerty, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any general health services (paid or free of charge). More information (79.47 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 10 Sep 2019 to 02 Dec 2019