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
Mr Dennis Wayne Jensen Hypnotherapist / Healer Mr Dennis Wayne Jensen must not:
  1. Provide any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.
  2. Claim or represent (including on any internet based forum) that the provider is qualified, able or willing to cure cancer or other terminal illnesses.
  3. Supply, promote, recommend or make available to any person any product, therapy or other treatment, including, but not limited to, black salve.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 14 May 2018 to 06 Aug 2018
Mr Robert Frank Mittiga Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Mr Robert Frank Mittiga was convicted for providing a health service in Victoria in breach of a ban imposed by South Australia’s Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner.More information Prosecution Effective from: 19 Apr 2018
Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri must not:
  • provide any general health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity
  • promote massage therapy services or any health service that involves physical contact with any person.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Apr 2018 to 02 Jul 2018