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
Mr Robert Frank Mittiga Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Mr Robert Frank Mittiga was convicted for providing a health service in Victoria in breach of a ban imposed by South Australia’s Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner. Prosecution Effective from: 19 Apr 2018
Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Charles Michael Dispenzeri, trading as Massage Australia One and Massage One Supplies, is temporarily banned from providing any general health services and from promoting massage therapy services, or any health service that involves physical contact with any person. More information (319.14 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Apr 2018 to 02 Jul 2018