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27 Apr. 2023

Paul Matsukis


The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Paul Matsukis, psychologist (PSY0001402211), effective 27 April 2023.

Details of the practitioner’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Scope of Practice

The conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must not have contact with female patients.
  • Must only practise as a registered 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 female patients are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that they cannot.

Approved employment and practice locations

The Health Ombudsman has approved the practitioner's employment as a psychologist at the following practice locations:

  • Ashmore City Medical Centre, 206 Currumburra Road, Ashmore Qld 4214
  • contact with male patients only, using telehealth platforms only - no fixed practice location

Period of action or order

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the decision will continue to have effect until the earlier of the following happens –

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets aside the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions under section 65 of the Act.