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
Yufei Mo (Euphy), trading as Little M Image Management Workshop Studio (Little M) Cosmetic Service Until she can satisfy the HCC that she has successfully completed training and obtained qualifications in Australia, Yufei Mo (also known as Euphy), who also trades as Little M Image Management Workshop Studio and Little M, must not advertise, offer or provide any cosmetic surgical or medical procedures, including those that involve cutting or piercing the skin (injectable cosmetic treatments). Yufei Mo must not establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the above activities. Yufei Mo must not possess, store or administer any Schedule 4 poisons for cosmetic use, including Botox or dermal fillers. Yufei Mo must not administer any unregistered therapeutic good or scheduled medicine unless authorised to do so by Australian law.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Feb 2019
Beatriz Masiero Vrettos Psychotherapist Beatriz Masiero Vrettos must not advertise, offer or provide any counselling or psychotherapy services, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity, including by Skype or by phone. Ms Vrettos must not establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the above activities.More information 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 advertise, offer or provide in Victoria, any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.More information Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Feb 2019 to 29 Apr 2019
Michael Sergides Massage Therapist Michael Sergides, of Berwick, must not advertise, offer or provide any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity. Mr Sergides must not establish, direct or otherwise operate any business that conducts any of the above activities.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Jan 2019
Regtan Nominees Pty. Ltd. Massage Therapist Regtan Nominees Pty. Ltd. ACN 005 560 887 trading as 'Mobile Just Massage' must not advertise, offer or provide any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 22 Jan 2019
Dennis Wayne Jensen Hypnotherapist / Healer Dennis Wayne Jensen, of North Warrandyte, must not import, manufacture, or compound any product or substance that he (or anyone else) claims can cure or treat cancer or other serious disease or illness.More information Prohibition Order Effective from: 18 Jan 2019