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
Brian Hickman Psychotherapist Dr Brian Hickman is a general health service provider who provides psychotherapy and counselling services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner considered that Dr Hickman 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 Brian Hickman (98.49 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 10 Jun 2020 to 01 Sep 2020
Svetlana Alekhina (also trading as ‘SVETlana') Cosmetic Service Svetlana Alekhina trading as ‘SVETlana’ is a general health service provider who provides cosmetic services. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Svetlana Alekhina 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 Svetlana Alekhina (also trading as ‘SVETlana') (128.71 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 18 Jun 2020 to 09 Sep 2020
Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd is a general health service provider. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Quality Cancer Care 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 Quality Cancer Care Pty Ltd (123.91 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 25 Jun 2020 to 16 Sep 2020
Craig McDonald Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Craig McDonald, principal at ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ ABN 75 748 208 135, is a general health service provider who provides alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and counselling services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 (the Act), the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Craig McDonald breached a code of conduct applying to the provision of health services such 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 Craig McDonald (150.19 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 12 Jun 2020
Denise Abadee (also trading as The Wellbeing Planet) Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Denise Abadee, also trading as ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ ABN 75 748 208 135, is a general health service provider who provides alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and counselling services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 (the Act), the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Denise Abadee breached a code of conduct applying to the provision of health services such 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 Denise Abadee (also trading as The Wellbeing Planet) (150.37 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 12 Jun 2020
Liviu Igescu Alternative Therapist Liviu Igescu is a general health service provider who provides alternative and complementary health services. Following an investigation under the Health Complaints Act 2016 (the Act), the Health Complaints Commissioner found that Mr Igescu breached a code of conduct applying to his provision of alternative and complementary health 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 using the link below.More information on Liviu Igescu (116.98 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 01 Jun 2020