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
EPA Life Pty Ltd Alternative Therapist EPA Life Pty Ltd is a general health service provider located in Frankston. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner and preliminary enquiries, the Commissioner reasonably believes that EPA Life Pty Ltd 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 on EPA Life Pty Ltd (127.04 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020
Richard Lawrence Malter (also trading as Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab) Alternative Therapist Richard Lawrence Malter is a general health service provider who provides services at the Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab in Frankston. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner and preliminary enquiries, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Mr Malter 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 on Richard Lawrence Malter (also trading as Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab) (156.83 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020
Yao Du (trading as The Gratia's Beauty) Cosmetic Service Yao Du, trading as The Gratia’s Beauty, is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following information being provide to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Ms Du 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 using the link below.More information on Yao Du (trading as The Gratia's Beauty) (138.96 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020
Snow Skincare Centre Cosmetic Service Snow Skincare Center, also trading as L. Young Skincare of Korea, L. Young, L. Young Skincare, L. Young Skincare Center (sic), L.young Liyang Korean Skin Care Centre (sic), is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services.Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Snow Skincare Center may have breached a code of conduct apply to the provision of health services such that it was necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order under the Health Complaints Act 2016 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 on Snow Skincare Centre (113.03 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 15 Mar 2020 to 07 Jun 2020
Si Chen Cosmetic Service Si Chen is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Si Chen may have breached a code of conduct apply to the provision of health services such that it was necessary to make an Interim Prohibition Order under the Health Complaints Act 2016 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 on Si Chen (112.69 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 15 Mar 2020 to 07 Jun 2020
Brian Hickman Psychotherapist Dr Brian Hickman is a general health service provider who provides psychotherapy and counselling services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Dr Hickman 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 using the link below.More information on Brian Hickman (82.72 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 15 Mar 2020 to 07 Jun 2020