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
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
Diana Igescu Alternative Therapist Diana 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 Mrs Igescu breached a code of conduct applying to her 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 Diana Igescu (117 KB) Prohibition Order Effective from: 01 Jun 2020
Nhung Huynh Cosmetic Service Nhung Huynh is a general health service provider who conducts cosmetic and medical procedures at St Albans, Victoria. Following information being provided to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Nhung Huynh 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 Nhung Huynh (93.37 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 12 Jun 2020 to 03 Sep 2020
Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso, also known as Timothy Olusegun Osifeso (trading as Dr Scalp) Cosmetic Service Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso, also known as Timothy Olusegun Osifeso is a general health service provider who provides hair transplant services in Port Melbourne VIC and, operates as ‘Doctor Scalp’. Following a complaint made to the Health Complaints Commissioner, the Commissioner reasonably believes that Mr Osifeso 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 Olusegun Oluwaseun Osifeso, also known as Timothy Olusegun Osifeso (trading as Dr Scalp) (71.27 KB) Interim prohibition order Effective from: 05 Jun 2020 to 27 Aug 2020