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
Victor Bennett Victor Bennett is a general health service provider who provides mental health services, including counselling. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the 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 using the link below.More information on Victor Bennett (121.64 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 20 Jul 2020 to 12 Oct 2020
Mozhgan Elikaie Cosmetic Service Mozhgan Elikaie is the sole director of Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd. Ms Elikaie is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believed that Mozhgan Elikaie had contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it was necessary at that time to make an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public. Since then, the Commissioner has considered new evidence and consequently finds that the serious risk referred to in the IPO made against Mozhgan Elikaie on 18 May 2020 no longer exists. Accordingly, the Commissioner has revoked the IPO. A copy of the Revocation Order can be found using the link below.More information on Mozhgan Elikaie (92.93 KB) Interim Prohibition Order- Revocation Effective from: 03 Jul 2020
Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd (also trading as ‘Bright Skin Laser Clinic) Cosmetic Service Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd, trading as ‘Bright Skin Laser Clinic’, is a general health service provider that provides cosmetic services in Templestowe, Victoria. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believed that Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd had contravened the General Code of Conduct applying to general health service providers and that it was necessary at that time to make an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public. Since then, the Commissioner has considered new evidence and consequently finds that the serious risk referred to in the IPO made against Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd on 18 May 2020 no longer exists. Accordingly, the Commissioner has revoked the IPO. A copy of the Revocation Order can be found using the link below.More information on Bright Skin Laser Clinic Pty Ltd (also trading as ‘Bright Skin Laser Clinic) (94.68 KB) Interim Prohibition Order- Revocation Effective from: 03 Jul 2020
Howard Rollins (also known as Luna Cobra) Cosmetic Service Howard Rollins, also known as Luna Cobra, is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic and body modification services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Mr Rollins 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 Howard Rollins (also known as Luna Cobra) (149.69 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 20 May 2020 to 12 Aug 2020
Howard Rollins {also known as Luna Cobra) Cosmetic Service Howard Rollins, also known as Luna Cobra, is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic and body modification services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Mr Rollins 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 Howard Rollins {also known as Luna Cobra) (150.02 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Feb 2020 to 20 May 2020
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, 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 IPO can be found using the link below.More information on EPA Life Pty Ltd (150.53 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2020