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 Weinstein must not undertake or assist in any surgical or medical procedure, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising. Cynthia Weinstein must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person registered or authorised:
  • any surgical or medical procedures, including any procedures that involve cutting or piercing the skin, cutting under the skin or cauterising.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 12 Nov 2018 to 03 Feb 2019
CDC Clinics Pty Ltd Cosmetic Service CDC must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is registered or authorised:
  • prescribe or administer to any person any drug, poison or substance, including but not limited to, Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane.
  • inject or infuse any person with any other substance.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2019
Cynthia Lea Weinstein Cosmetic Service Ms Cynthia Weinstein must not prescribe, administer, inject or infuse any drug, poison or substance, including but not limited to Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane. Cynthia Weinstein must not cause, direct or otherwise facilitate the following actions by any person unless that person is registered or authorised:
  • prescribe or administer to any person any drug, poison or substance, including, but not limited to, to Oxane1300 Silicone Oil / Oxane.
  • inject or infuse any person with any other substance.
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Interim prohibition order Effective from: 09 Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2019
Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri Massage Therapist Mr Charles Michael Dispenzeri must not publicly advertise his business in any form or provide any general health service that involves physical contact, including massage services, to any new female clients. Mr Dispenzeri must only provide general health services that involve physical contact, including massage services, to the female clients who he has provided general health services to since 1 July 2016. These female clients must sign consent forms advising that they're aware of the prohibition order applied to the general health service provider.More information Interim prohibition order Effective from: 07 Oct 2018 to 30 Dec 2018
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 Interim prohibition order Effective from: 14 Sep 2018 to 05 Dec 2018
Michael Sergides Massage Therapist Michael Sergides, of Clyde North and Berwick, Victoria, also 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 Interim prohibition order Effective from: 14 Sep 2018 to 05 Dec 2018