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
Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri trading as 'Massage Australia One' and 'Massage One Supplies' ABN 71 505 775 106 is prohibited from:a) Publicly advertising his business in any form. b) Providing any general health service that involves physical contact, including massage services, to any female clients. Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri must also display a copy of the prohibition order at his business premises and ensure that it is visible.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 21 Nov 2018
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  • any surgical or medical procedures, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 12 Nov 2018 to 03 Feb 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service ​1. Cynthia Weinstein must not:
  • undertake or assist in any surgical or medical procedure, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising.
2. Cynthia Weinstein must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  • any surgical or medical procedures, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 12 Nov 2018 to 03 Feb 2019
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a registered person under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  • Prescribe or administer to any person any drug, poison or substance, including but not limited to, Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane.
  • Inject or infuse any person with any other substance.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service 1. Ms Cynthia Weinstein must not herself, unless lawfully authorised to do so:
  • prescribe or administer to any person any drug, poison or substance, including but not limited to Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane, or
  • inject or infuse any person with any other substance.
2. Cynthia Weinstein must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 or otherwise authorised by law to perform that action:
  • Prescribe or administer to any person any drug, poison or substance, including, but not limited to, to Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane.
  • Inject or infuse any person with any other substance.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2019
Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Mr Charles Dispenzeri, trading as'Massage Australia One' and 'Massage One Supplies', is prohibited from:
  1. Publicly advertising his business in any form.
  2. Providing any general health service that involves physical contact, including massage services, to any new female clients
Mr Charles Dispenzeri must only provide general health services that involve physical contact, including massage services, to the following clientele:
  1. Female clients who he has provided general health services to since 1 July 2016.
  2. The female clients subject to the first condition must sign consent forms advising that they're aware of the prohibition order applied to the general health service provider.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 07 Oct 2018 to 30 Dec 2018