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Prohibition orders

Interim prohibition orders

The Health Ombudsman can issue an interim prohibition order if an unregistered health practitioner’s health, conduct or performance means they pose a serious risk to people, and immediate action is necessary to protect public health and safety. This could be due to an unregistered health practitioner:

  • practising unsafely, incompetently or while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
  • financially exploiting a person
  • engaging in a sexual or improper personal relationship with a person
  • discouraging someone from seeking clinically accepted care or treatment
  • making false or misleading claims about the health benefits of a particular health service
  • making false or misleading claims about their qualifications, training, competence or professional affiliations.

An interim prohibition order can prohibit or restrict a health practitioner from providing any health service, or a specific health service.

Prohibition orders

Unregistered practitioners, who have been issued with an interim prohibition order by the Health Ombudsman, may apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to have the decision reviewed.

However, if QCAT forms the view that the practitioner is a serious risk, it can make an order—by way of a prohibition order—prohibiting the practitioner from providing any health service.

Corresponding interstate orders

The Health Ombudsman can also enforce a prohibition order, or an interim prohibition order, issued in another state or territory where that prohibition order corresponds (or substantially corresponds) to the type of prohibition order that can be made in Queensland.

To find corresponding interstate prohibition orders, refer to the published registers for the states listed below:

To find information on healthcare complaints and related matters in other states, refer to the links below:


The Health Ombudsman must publish specific information, contained in the following register, whenever a prohibition order is issued in Queensland.

Date order took effect Name of practitioner Type of practitioner Details of the prohibition order Prohibition Type
8 June 2020 Mr Harish Shetty Massage therapist

Pursuant to section 113(4)(a) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (Qld), the practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

Permanent prohibition order
16 May 2016 Christopher Paul Costello Aboriginal health worker

Practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service.

Prohibition order
1 April 2016 Mr Calvin Wahlberg Person providing health services as a paramedic without any qualifications

Individual prohibited from any employment (paid or otherwise) in a clinical or non-clinical capacity, which relates to the provision of any health service.

Interim prohibition order
20 May 2016 Mr Ian Haris (a.k.a Mr Ian Norman, Ian Harris, Dr Ian Raymond Gregory) Cosmetic therapist

The Health Ombudsman has issued a corresponding interstate prohibition order, in accordance with the prohibition order issued by the Health Care Complaints Commission and published on their website on 5 May 2016, stating:

  • the practitioner is prohibited from providing any cosmetic injection services for a period of three years
  • at the conclusion of the three year prohibition period and before providing any cosmetic injection services in future, the practitioner must personally appear before, and satisfy the commission that he will abide by the code of conduct for non-registered health practitioners and is no longer a risk to public health or safety.
Corresponding interstate order (New South Wales)
23 May 2016 Ms Kaja Francesca Warren Registered nurse

Practitioner is prohibited from providing health services in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise)
to patients under the age of 18.

Interim prohibition order
31 May 2016 Mr Adrian Paul Hicks Massage therapist

Practitioner is prohibited from:

  • providing massage therapy services or any health service that involves physical contact with a female person
  • promoting himself as providing massage therapy services or any health service that involves physical contact with a female person
  • providing massage therapy services or any health service to a male person under the age of 18 years, subject to conditions.
Interim prohibition order
01 July 2016 Ms Jasmine Elise Koda Assistant in nursing

Practitioner is prohibited from any employment (paid or otherwise) in a clinical or non-clinical capacity, which relates to the provision of any health service.

Interim prohibition order
18 July 2016 Ms Deidre Brophy Natural therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise).

Providing a health service includes, but is not limited to:

  • the use of thermal imaging on persons in any circumstances, including in the diagnosis of any illness
  • the manufacture, supply and sale of black salve or any other product derived from, or having similar ingredients to black salve
  • providing advice on the use of, promoting or applying black salve, or any other product derived from, or having similar ingredients to black salve
  • any naturopathy service.
Interim prohibition order
17 August 2016 Mr George Zaphir Holding out as a chiropractor

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise).

Interim prohibition order
12 August 2020 Mr Andrew Ryan Unregistered social worker

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service, in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Permanent prohibition order
19 September 2016 Ms Linda Anne Peller Nurse midwife with suspended midwifery registration

The practitioner is prohibited from providing:

  • health services to pregnant women
  • birthing-related services
  • peri-natal or post-natal health services to women or babies.
Interim prohibition order
5 October 2016 An Thien Vu Physiotherapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

(IPO varied 14 March 2018)

Interim prohibition order (varied 12 March 2018)
11 October 2016 David Jack Peter Cottam Support worker

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise).

Interim prohibition order
5 February 2020 Mr Shawn Michael Corocher Unregistered enrolled nurse

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

Permanently prohibited 107(4)(b)
30 June 2020 Mr Jade Arron Parsons Unregistered paramedic

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service, in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Permanent prohibition order pursuant to section 90C of the Act.
14 October 2020 Mr Evan Leslie Kajewski Anaesthetic technician

The practitioner is permanently banned from providing any health services as a result of a QCAT order.

Permanent ban as a result of a QCAT order
4 June 2019 Mr Brandon Raynor Massage therapist

The practitioner’s right to practise as a practitioner in a paid or unpaid capacity is subject to the following restrictions:

Scope of practice

  1. The practitioner must not provide, or promote, any health service involving manipulation of the cervical spine, paid or otherwise.
  2. The practitioner must not provide any training, demonstration, education or instruction on manipulation of the cervical spine.

Notice to current and potential employers

  1. Within two (2) business days of the commencement of these restrictions, or of commencing in any new place of practice, the practitioner must notify all employers and/or places where the practitioner provides a health service (practises) as a health practitioner as to the existence of the restrictions imposed on the practitioner’s right to practice and provide them with a copy of this Schedule of Restrictions.

Other matters

  1. Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these restrictions, the practitioner must provide written authorisation to the Office of the Health Ombudsman (by completing the Authority to access information form) to:
    a. inspect, take or copy patient clinical records, log books and/or appointment diaries for
    any patient at such reasonable time or times as the Health Ombudsman shall determine for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the restrictions imposed on the practitioner’s right to practise; and
    b. exchange information with the practitioner’s employers and/or places of practice.
  2. Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these restrictions, the practitioner must provide written authorisation to the Office of the Health Ombudsman (by completing the Authority to release information form) to obtain the release of information relating to their professional practice and/or prescribing from:
    a. the Department of Health, Queensland Government
    b. the Department of Human Services

    c. Private Health Insurers
    d. any other entity who may provide information relevant to their professional practice.
  3. Within five (5) business days of changing residential address the practitioner must provide written notification to the Office of the Health Ombudsman of that change and provide new contact details.

Definitions

For the purpose of these restrictions:

Document includes:
(a) any paper or other material on which there is writings; and
(b) any paper or other material on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for a person qualified to interpret them; and
(c) any disc, tape or other article or any material from which sounds, images, writings or messages are capable of being produced or reproduced (with or without the aid of another article or device).

Employer means an entity that –
(a) employs the practitioner to provide health services; or
(b) engages the practitioner to provide health services under a contract for services; or
(c) operates a facility at which the practitioner provides health services.
‘Employer’ therefore also includes co-owners, co-directors, contractors of service, and/or owners/operators of medical practices, hospitals and/or facilities where the practitioner provides a health service (even if there is no contractual relationship between the practitioner and the owner/operator).

Manipulation of the cervical spine means moving the joints of the cervical spine beyond a person’s normal anatomical range of movement with the intention of producing a cavitation or a crack within the joint.

Practice means working in any role, whether remunerated or not, in which a practitioner uses their skills and knowledge in a health care industry, whether they are required to be a registered health practitioner or not. It is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care and includes using the knowledge and skills of a paramedic or any other unregistered practitioner in a direct non-clinical relationship with a patient, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles and any other roles that impact on the safe, effective delivery of services in the health care industry

For full decision, see Brandon Raynor v Health Ombudsman [2019] QCAT 139.

NB: The restrictions have been administratively renumbered as a result of this decision.

Interim prohibition order
29 January 2018 Mr Pongskaorn Mekingrailas Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
1 February 2018 Mr Min-Hsun Chang Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
5 May 2020 Ms Danielle Louise Skobe Enrolled nurse (unregistered)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service whether on a paid or voluntary basis, unless and until such time as she is re-registered as a nurse, pursuant to s 107(4)(b)(i) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (Qld).

QCAT prohibition decision
6 May 2020 Mr Yu-Chieh Lo Massage therapist

The practitioner is permanently restricted from providing any health service to female patients, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

 

QCAT prohibition order
15 May 2018 Mr Craig Vervaart Assistant in nursing

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
17 May 2018 Ms Natalie Holden Assistant in nursing

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
24 August 2018 Mr Scott Alexander David Horton Assistant in nursing

Interim prohibition order prohibiting the practitioner from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
16 August 2018 Mr Daniel Patterson Paramedic / First aid officer

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
13 December 2019 Mr Philip Roy Newman Massage therapist

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

 

Permanently prohibited
16 August 2018 Mr Johnathon Craig Fairburn trading as Paramedical Services Australia – paramedics.net.au Paramedic / First aid officer

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity. The practitioner is also prohibited from personally providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity trading as Paramedical Services Australia – paramedics.net.au.

Interim prohibition order
28 August 2018 Mr Helio Taiyang Matahari (Also, known as David Helio Cox-Matahari) Kinesiologist

The practitioner’s right to practise as a health practitioner and provide health services, in a paid or unpaid capacity, is subject to the following restriction:

The practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
10 October 2018 Mr Tony Poulton Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients, and from performing acupuncture or dry needling.

Interim prohibition order
11 October 2018 Ms Maria Trono Assistant in nursing

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
9 November 2018 Dean Stuart Russell Health support worker

The practitioner must not be employed in any role involving direct patient contact while therapeutic care or treatment is being provided. To be clear, this restriction also includes any health support service involving patient contact.

Interim prohibition order
21 December 2018 Mr Shaharin Ragu Abdullah Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity. (Order varied on 7 January 2020.)

Interim prohibition order
21 January 2019 Mr Daniel John Liddell Alternative Health Practitioner—Kinesiologist

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
24 January 2019 Mr Mark Andrew McAdam Unregistered – Ambulance Officer

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
27 February 2019 Mr Arthur Cunningham Chinese medicine practitioner

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
27 February 2019 Mrs Sheena Cunningham Chinese medicine practitioner

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
8 March 2019 Miss Alisha Narayan Assistant in Nursing

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
30 May 2019 Mr Coonjbeeharry Bhugun Counsellor

The practitioner must only have contact with female patients as part of couples or family counselling, with the requirement that female patients must be physically accompanied by another adult person at all times during the contact.

Interim prohibition order
30 May 2019 Ms Marurai Tangimetua Personal Care Attendant (Aged Care)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health services, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
28 June 2019 Mr Rodrigo Riquelme Massage Therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
4 September 2019 Mr Mark Raymond Strong Massage Therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
6 September 2019 Mr Peter Lindsay Esdaile Unregistered chiropractor

The practitioner is prohibited from advertising, promoting, and/or supplying any remedy, vaccine and/or treatment, which is not recognised and endorsed by conventional science-based medicine, for any or all of the following in respect of humans:

  1. Hendra virus, chicken pox, German measles, and other infectious viral ailments;
  2. Snake bites;
  3. Herbicide poison, pesticide poison;
  4. Paralysis ticks;
  5. Other poisons or substances toxic to humans.
Prohibition order [s113(4) HOA]
13 September 2019 Mr Samuel Joseph Macbean Unregistered massage therapist

Because of the health practitioner’s conduct, the practitioner poses a serious risk to persons.

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

Prohibition order [s113(4) HOA]
13 September 2019 Mr Paul Kirk Unregistered massage therapist

Because of the health practitioner’s conduct, the practitioner poses a serious risk to persons.

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

Prohibition order [s113(4) HOA]
6 November 2019 Mr John Allan Erana Assistant in Nursing

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
11 November 2019 Ms Charlotte Emma Price Nurse (unregistered)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
25 November 2019 Mr Graham Schodde Massage Therapist (unregistered)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity with the following exception: the practitioner is permitted to provide a health service as a sports trainer for male persons only and must only provide this health service in a public setting (e.g. a public sporting venue). Order varied 1 October 2020.

Interim prohibition order
22 January 2020 Mr Peter James Hoddle Therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

 

Interim prohibition order
16 January 2020 Paul Koroso Atandi Unregistered - health support worker

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
25 February 2020 Ms Audrey Justin Pamba Personal Care Worker

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
4 March 2020 Mr Daryl Robert Lederhose Care worker

The practitioner is prohibited from having any contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
6 March 2020 Mr Mimi Markie Marou Care worker

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
3 April 2020 Ms Lucinda Huybrechts Care worker

The practitioner is prohibited from practising as a personal carer, personal care assistant, home care worker, age care worker or in any role that requires direct contact with, and responsibility for, patients.

Interim prohibition order
6 April 2020 Mr Tomy Kuriakose Care worker

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
7 May 2020 Ms Luzhen Wang Unregistered Practitioner - Practising as a cosmetic therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
6 May 2020 Mr Shane Tyrrell Aged Health Care Worker

Prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
14 May 2020 Ms Josephine Mary Mills Disability support worker

The practitioner is prohibited from having contact with male patients.

Interim prohibition order
6 May 2020 Mr Nourddine Abdelkadiri Massage therapist

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

QCAT prohibition order
16 July 2019 Giuseppe Domenico Trotta Physiotherapist (unregistered)

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or on-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise) to any female persons and to any male persons under the age of 18 years.

QCAT prohibition decision
16 May 2020 Verity Eve Britten Nurse (unregistered)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, whether on a paid or voluntary basis; unless and until such time as she is registered as a nurse under section 107(4)(b)(i) of the Act.

QCAT prohibition decision
16 June 2020 Ariel De Leon Salvador Health Care Worker

The practitioner must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman.

Interim prohibition order
26 June 2020 Russell Drinkwater Registered nurse (unregistered)

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service until such time as he obtains registration as a health practitioner under the Health practitioner Regulation National Law (Qld) or a corresponding law of another state or territory of Australia.

QCAT prohibition decision
8 July 2020 Ms Noreen Wessling Aged Health Care Worker

The practitioner must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman.

Interim prohibition order
23 July 2020 Ms Ana Maria Quintero Behrens Unregistered dental practitioner

The practitioner is prohibited you from providing any dental related health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
17 August 2020 Mr Graeme Roggensack Health educator

The practitioner is prohibited from massaging or otherwise touching in any way any female person when providing any health service including the provision of massage training.

Interim prohibition order
19 January 2018 Mr Robin James Marshall Unregistered nurse

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service.

Prohibition Order
21 August 2020 Mr Wise Pokawa Davies (aka - Mr Issa Sebleh Dumbaya) Nurse

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
31 August 2020 Mr Claude Barwoo Peace Der Tyson Unregistered – massage therapist

The practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
21 August 2020 Mr Farren John Wallace Assistant in nursing

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service to persons who are through illness or disability not of sound mind.

Prohibition order [s113(4) HOA]
4 September 2020 Mr Mingshan Yang Massage Therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
9 September 2020 Mr Dennis Paterno Orola Sonographer

The practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order
4 September 2020 Mr Dewu Jiao Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
6 August 2020 Mr Shane Francis Farmer Unregistered

Permanently prohibited from providing any health service at all in a paid or unpaid capacity, including but not limited to psychological services, counselling services, and mental health services to persons (whether provided in or outside the home).

Permanent prohibition order
15 October 2020 Ms Anna Maria Johnson Counsellor

The practitioner must not have contact with male patients.

Interim prohibition order
7 October 2020 Mr Fengqi Li Massage therapist

The practitioner is prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order
12 November 2020 Sean Damien McMonagle Unregistered Anaesthetic Technician

The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Permanent prohibition order
16 November 2020 Ms Faith McDonald Counsellor

The practitioner must not have contact with female patients over 16 years of age.

Interim prohibition order