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
Diana Igescu Alternative Therapist Diana Igescu is a general health service provider who provides alternative and complementary therapies in Taggerty, Victoria. Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Ms Igescu has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it is necessary to make a further 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 (78.94 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 03 Mar 2020 to 25 May 2020
Denise Abadee Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Denise Abadee, also trading as ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ ABN 75 748 208 135, is a general health service provider who provides alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and counselling services. Following the commencement of an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 and the receipt of information as part of the investigation, the Health Complaints Commissioner considered that Denise Abadee 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 under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (136.15 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Mar 2020 to 31 May 2020
Craig McDonald Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Craig McDonald, principal at ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ ABN 75 748 208 135, is a general health service provider who provides alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and counselling services. Following the commencement of an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 and the receipt of information as part of the investigation, the Health Complaints Commissioner considered that Craig McDonald 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 under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (154.27 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Mar 2020 to 31 May 2020
Elma Izic Cosmetic Service Elma Izic is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic treatments at Allegra Cole Cosmetic Clinic, Point Cook. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Ms Izic 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 (92.76 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 28 Feb 2020 to 21 May 2020
Bradley T Williams Alternative Therapist Bradley T Williams of Christies Beach, South Australia, trading as ‘Two Wolves, One Body’, is a general health service provider offering and delivering alternative and complementary health services, namely Kambô. Following an investigation into Mr Williams’ delivery of the service Kambô, Mr Williams is prohibited from advertising, offering or providing any general health service (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity) that involves or is in any way related to, Kambô. Mr Williams must not establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that provides any general health service that involves, or is in any way related to, Kambô. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (132.81 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 14 Feb 2020
Carlie J Angel Alternative Therapist Carlie J Angel of Christies Beach, South Australia, trading as ‘Two Wolves, One Body’, is a general health service provider offering and delivering alternative and complementary health services, namely Kambô. Following an investigation into Ms Angel’s delivery of the service Kambô, Ms Angel is prohibited from advertising, offering or providing any general health service (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity) that involves or is in any way related to, Kambô. Ms Angel must not establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that provides any general health service that involves, or is in any way related to, Kambô. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below. More information (133.19 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 14 Feb 2020