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
Brian Hickman Psychotherapist Brian Hickman, of Wodonga, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any general health services (paid or free of charge), and from directly or indirectly providing any professional supervision to other health service providers in a formal or informal capacity. More information (113.16 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 20 Sep 2019 to 13 Dec 2019
Si Chen Cosmetic Service Si Chen, 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. Si Chen is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poison, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (118.92 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 20 Sep 2019 to 12 Dec 2019
Melbourne TT Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service Melbourne TT, of 1110E/888 Collins Street, Docklands, 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. Melbourne TT is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (469.73 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Aug 2019 to 18 Nov 2019
Yumei Wang Cosmetic Service Yumei Wang of Docklands, 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. Yumei Wang is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (521.15 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Aug 2019 to 18 Nov 2019
Brian Hickman Psychotherapist Brian Hickman, of Wodonga, is temporarily banned from advertising, offering or providing any general health services (paid or free of charge), and from directly or indirectly providing any professional supervision to other health service providers in a formal or informal capacity. More information More information (82.59 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Jun 2019 to 19 Sep 2019
Si Chen Cosmetic Service Si Chen, 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. Si Chen is also banned from possessing or storing any Schedule 4 poison, including Botox and dermal fillers. More information (94.17 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Jun 2019 to 18 Sep 2019