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Faamphone Savatxath

27 May 2024

The Health Ombudsman issued an interim prohibition order imposing restrictions on the provision of health services provided by Faamphone Savatxath, effective 27 May 2024.

The restrictions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must not provide any health service to females.
  • Must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • Must take all reasonable steps to ensure females are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that they cannot. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.

The practitioner does not currently have Health Ombudsman approval to practise in any employment or practice location.

In accordance with section 73(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the order continues to have effect until the earliest of the following happens –

  • the order ends under section 90H of the Act;
  • QCAT sets aside the decision to issue the order on application by the practitioner for a review of the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman revokes the order under section 76 of the Act.