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
Kai Liu - who also trades as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’ Massage Therapist Kai Liu - who also trades as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’ and Faustine S Investments & Co Pty Ltd, trading as ‘Magic Massage’ - is a general health service provider who provides massage therapy services in Victoria.More information on Kai Liu - who also trades as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’ (112.91 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 06 Feb 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
Qing Fan, also trading as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’ Massage Therapist Qing Fan, also trading as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’, provides massage therapy services in Victoria. Following information provided, the Health Complaints Commissioner reasonably believes Qing Fan has contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it is necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order to avoid a serious risk to public health, safety and/or welfare. See below for a copy of the Interim Prohibition Order.More information on Qing Fan, also trading as ‘Laurel Beauty and Spa’ (111.87 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Feb 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
Faustine S Investments & Co Pty Ltd Massage Therapist Faustine S Investments & Co Pty Ltd, trading as ‘Magic Massage’, is a general health service provider who provides massage therapy services.More information on Faustine S Investments & Co Pty Ltd (113.44 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Feb 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso Cosmetic Service Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso, also known as Timothy Olusegun Osifeso is a general health service provider who provides hair transplant services in Port Melbourne, Victoria, and operates as ‘Doctor Scalp’. A copy of the Interim Prohibition Order can be found below.More information on Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso (86.15 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Feb 2021 to 03 May 2021
Robert Loriente, also trading as ‘Coburg Massage’ Massage Therapist Robert Loriente, also trading as ‘Coburg Massage’, is a general health service provider in Coburg. The Health Complaints Commissioner reasonably believes that Robert Loriente 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 public health, safety and/or welfare. See below for a copy of the IPO.More information on Robert Loriente, also trading as ‘Coburg Massage’ (118.29 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 17 Jan 2021 to 10 Apr 2021
Victor Bennett Alternative Therapist Victor Bennett is a general health service provider who provides mental health services, including counselling. Following information provided, the Health Complaints 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 below.More information on Victor Bennett (190.52 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 07 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021