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
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service Cynthia Lea Weinstein is the sole director of CDC Clinics Pty Ltd. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 (the Act), the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Ms Weinstein breached a code of conduct applying to Ms Weinstein’s provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below.More information on Cynthia Lea Weinstein (75.33 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 12 May 2020
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC Clinics Pty Ltd provides cosmetic services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 (the Act), the Health Complaints Commissioner found that CDC Clinics Pty Ltd breached a code of conduct applying to CDC’s provision of cosmetic services and that it was necessary to make a Prohibition Order under the Act to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. A copy of the Prohibition Order can be found in the link below.More information on CDC Clinics Pty Ltd (41.34 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 12 May 2020
Billy Gilhooley Massage Therapist Billy Gilhooley is a general health service provider who provides massage services. Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Mr Gilhooley 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 Billy Gilhooley (152.75 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 27 Apr 2020 to 20 Jul 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 and preliminary enquiries, 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 Interim Prohibition Order can be found using the link below.More information on EPA Life Pty Ltd (127.04 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020
Richard Lawrence Malter (also trading as Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab) Alternative Therapist Richard Lawrence Malter is a general health service provider who provides services at the Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab in Frankston. Following information received by the Health Complaints Commissioner and preliminary enquiries, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Mr Malter 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 Interim Prohibition Order can be found using the link below.More information on Richard Lawrence Malter (also trading as Electromedicine Clinic & Research Lab) (156.83 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020
Yao Du (trading as The Gratia's Beauty) Cosmetic Service Yao Du, trading as The Gratia’s Beauty, is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following information being provide to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Ms Du 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 Yao Du (trading as The Gratia's Beauty) (138.96 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 16 Apr 2020 to 08 Jul 2020