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The Health Ombudsman, through the Director of Proceedings, may take disciplinary matters against registered health practitioners to QCAT for determination. In addition, QCAT has jurisdiction to deal with matters relating to unregistered health practitioners where they pose a serious risk to the public.

Office of the Health Ombudsman v Costello [2016] QCAT 117

On 16 May 2016, the matter of the Office of the Health Ombudsman v Costello was heard by the Hon J B Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Thomas made an order prohibiting Mr Paul Costello from providing any health service, indefinitely.

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