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
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
Melbourne TT Cosmetic Service Melbourne TT must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is registered or authorised by law:
  • provide any cosmetic surgical and medical procedures, including procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin (injectable cosmetic treatments).
  • be in possession of, store or administer any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use, including Botox and dermal fillers.
More information
Interim prohibition order Effective from: 18 Dec 2018 to 12 Mar 2019
Yu Mei Wang Cosmetic Service Ms Yu Mei Wang must not provide any cosmetic surgical and medical procedures, including procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin (injectable cosmetic treatments). Yu Mei Wang must not possess, store or administer any Schedule 4 drugs for cosmetic use, including Botox and dermal fillers. Yu Mei Wang must not administer or cause to be administered to any person any unregistered therapeutic good or scheduled medicine.More information Interim prohibition order Effective from: 18 Dec 2018 to 12 Mar 2019