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
Yumei Wang Cosmetic Service Yumei Wang is the sole director of Melbourne TT Pty Ltd and is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016, the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Ms Wang breached a code of conduct applying to the provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (81.69 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 19 Nov 2019
Melbourne TT Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service Melbourne TT Pty Ltd is a general health service provider that provides cosmetic services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016, the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Melbourne TT Pty Ltd breached a code of conduct applying to Melbourne TT Pty Ltd's provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (81.51 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 19 Nov 2019
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (CDC) provides cosmetic services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 ,the Health Complaints Commissioner found that CDC breached a code of conduct applying to CDC's provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (516.5 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 29 Oct 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service Cynthia Weinstein is the sole director of CDC Clinics Pty Ltd. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 , the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Ms Weinstein breached a code of conduct applying to Ms Weinstein's provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (508.33 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 29 Oct 2019
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