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
Jing Sun (Mina) trading as Little M Image Management Workshop Studio (Little M) Cosmetic Service Jing Sun (Mina), who also trades as Little M Image Management Workshop Studio and Little M, must not:
  • Advertise, or cause to be advertised, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments,
  • Offer, or cause to be offered, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments,
  • Provide, or cause to be provided, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments - until and unless Ms Sun can satisfy the HCC that she has successfully completed training and obtained qualifications in Australia to provide cosmetic surgical and medical procedures (including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments).
  • Establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the activities referred to in paragraphs 1(a) to (c) unless those activities are carried out by a person permitted to do so by Australian law.
  • Be in possession of, or store, any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers)
  • Administer or cause to be administered to any person any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers)
  • Administer or cause to be administered to any person any unregistered therapeutic good or scheduled medicine unless authorised to do so by Australian law.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Feb 2019
Yufei Mo (Euphy), trading as Little M Image Management Workshop Studio (Little M) Cosmetic Service Yufei Mo must not:
  • Advertise, or cause to be advertised, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments,
  • Offer, or cause to be offered, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments,
  • Provide, or cause to be provided, any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures (paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity), including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments - until and unless Ms Sun can satisfy the HCC that she has successfully completed training and obtained qualifications in Australia to provide cosmetic surgical and medical procedures (including any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin and any cosmetic medical procedure that involves piercing the skin, including injectable cosmetic treatments).
  • Establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the activities referred to in paragraphs 1(a) to (c) unless those activities are carried out by a person permitted to do so by Australian law.
  • Be in possession of, or store, any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers)
  • Administer or cause to be administered to any person any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botulinum toxin (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injection preparations (dermal fillers)
  • Administer or cause to be administered to any person any unregistered therapeutic good or scheduled medicine unless authorised to do so by Australian law.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Feb 2019
Beatriz Masiero Vrettos Psychotherapist Beatriz Masiero Vrettos must not:
  1. Advertise, or cause to be advertised, any counselling or psychotherapy services, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  2. Offer, or cause to be offered, any counselling or psychotherapy services, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  3. Provide, or cause to be provided, any counselling or psychotherapy services, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity, including by Skype or by phone; or
  4. Establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the above activities.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 13 Feb 2019
Robert Frank Mittiga (Robert Frank/Roberto Cialdini) Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Robert Frank Mittiga (also known as Robert Frank and/or Roberto Cialdini) must not:
  1. Advertise, or cause to be advertised in Victoria, and general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity;
  2. Offer, or cause to be offered in Victoria, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity; or
  3. Provide, or cause to be provided in Victoria, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Feb 2019 to 29 Apr 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service Cynthia Lea Weinstein, of Toorak, must not:
  • provide clinical treatment to any person;
  • provide clinical advice to any person with respect to that person's clinical treatment;
  • assist any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) in providing clinical treatment to another person; or
  • direct or instruct any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) as to the clinical treatment provided, or to be provided, to another person.
For the purpose of this Prohibition Order, clinical treatment includes, but is not limited to:
  • medical procedures;
  • surgical procedures; and
  • the administration of cosmetic injections.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 31 Jan 2019
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (ACN 109 209 921) of 1155 High Street, Armadale, must not direct, instruct or allow Cynthia Weinstein to:
  • provide clinical treatment to any person;
  • provide clinical advice to any person with respect to that person's clinical treatment;
  • assist any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) in providing clinical treatment to another person; or
  • direct or instruct any person (regardless of whether that person is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 ) as to the clinical treatment provided, or to be provided, to another person.
For the purpose of this Prohibition Order, clinical treatment includes, but is not limited to:
  • medical procedures;
  • surgical procedures; and
  • the administration of cosmetic injections.
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Prohibition Order Effective from: 31 Jan 2019