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Orders against health practitioners

Check if a health practitioner's registration is up to date, or if they have a protective order against them.

The Health Ombudsman can impose restrictions and bans on individual health service providers who are a risk to public health and safety or for reasons of public interest.

This is called taking immediate action.

There are 2 types of immediate actions: immediate registration actions and prohibition orders.


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Immediate registration actions

Immediate registration actions apply only to registered health practitioners. The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) works with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the 15 health practitioner National Boards to oversee and regulate registered health practitioners in Queensland.

In taking immediate registration action the Health Ombudsman either:

  • imposes conditions on the practitioner's registration
  • or suspends the practitioner's registration.

An immediate registration action can only be removed by the Health Ombudsman or Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

For complete information about the current registration status of registered practitioners, including suspensions, restrictions, conditions, undertakings and reprimands of any registered health practitioner, search the online register of practitioners on the Ahpra website.

Below is a list of registered practitioners subject to immediate registration action that the Health Ombudsman has decided to publish on this website. Not every immediate registration action is published here.

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Name of practitioner

Date of action

Details

Prohibition type

Type of practitioner

Matthew Thomas Kelly

16 Sep. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Matthew Thomas Kelly, effective 16 September 2022.

Details of Matthew Thomas Kelly registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed include the requirement Matthew Thomas Kelly, must:

  • Not have contact with female patients.
  • Only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.
  • 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. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside

or

  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Matthew Thomas Kelly registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Shaune Lance Hirning

05 Sep. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Shaune Lance Hirning, effective 5 September 2022.

The suspension of registration means that Shaune Lance Hirning is prohibited from practicing as a nurse for the duration of the suspension.

Details of Shaune Lance Hirning’s registration can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
    or
  • the Health Ombudsman revokes the suspension imposed on Shaune Lance Hirning registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Dallas Parrish

02 Sep. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dallas Jorge Parrish, effective 2 September 2022.

Details of Dallas Jorge Parrish's registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed include the requirement that Dallas Parris:

  • must not possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access or check, any medicine or poison listed in Schedule 8 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (the SUSMP) as amended from time to time and as published at https://www.tga.gov.au/publications/poisons-standard-sump and pharmaceutical items containing any active ingredient listed within Schedule 8 of the SUSMP, other than when directly observed by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor)
  • must not possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access or check, any monitored medicine listed in Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021 as amended from time to time and as published at https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/asmade/sl-2021-0140#sch.2, other than when directly observed by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor)
  • must only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice/s and location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
    or
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Dallas Parrish registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Pharmacist

Matthew Keith Hartley

26 Aug. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Matthew Keith Hartley, effective 26 August 2022.

Details of Matthew Keith Hartley registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed include the requirement Matthew Keith Hartley must:

  • not have contact with patients under 18 years of age
  • only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman
  • take all reasonable steps to ensure patients under 18 (or their parent or guardian) 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.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
    or
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Matthew Keith Hartley registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Stephanie Louise Lee-Wen (also known as Stephanie Louise Chambers)

22 Aug. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Stephanie Louise Lee-Wen (also known as Stephanie Louise Chambers), effective 22 August 2022.

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

Conditions imposed include the requirement Stephanie Louise Lee-Wen must:

  • not have contact with patients under 18 years of age
  • only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
    or
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Stephanie Louise Lee-Wen, registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

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Prohibition orders

Prohibition orders apply to unregistered health service providers. These are practitioners who do not require registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland) (the National Law) and are not overseen by Ahpra. Prohibition orders also apply to registered health practitioners providing health services outside their scope of registration.

In issuing a prohibition order the Health Ombudsman either:

  • imposes restrictions on the practitioner's practise
  • or prohibits the practitioner from providing a health service.

The Health Ombudsman can impose both interim and permanent prohibition orders.

Below is a list of all prohibition orders taken by the Health Ombudsman against unregistered health service providers.

To check if a practitioner is subject to a prohibition order:

  • scroll through the list below
  • or enter their name into the search bar at the top of this website.

See here for corresponding interstate orders.

Name of practitioner

Date of action

Details

Prohibition type

Type of practitioner

Siju Augustine

16 Sep. 2022

  • Must nominate and complete an education course or tailored education program conducted by an individual (the education program).
  • Must not provide any health service to females until the Health Ombudsman is satisfied with the completion of the education program and has notified the practitioner in writing.
  • Must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.

Interim prohibition order

Anaesthetic Technician

Mr Xing Luo Li

08 Sep. 2022

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

Permanent prohibition order

Nicole Raylee Harbers

02 Sep. 2022

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

Interim prohibition order

Assistant in nursing

Jack Fuller

02 Sep. 2022

  1. The practitioner must practise only in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman.
  2. The practitioner must not be involved in any activity relating to the provision of food or fluid to a patient.
  3. The practitioner must not recline any patient with a swallowing difficulty, unless directed to by a registered health practitioner or in an emergency situation.
  4. Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these restrictions (if currently practising), and on commencing in any new place of practice, the practitioner must provide written confirmation to the Health Ombudsman that the practitioner’s employer/s and Director of Nursing (or equivalent) have been notified of the specific alleged conduct that gave rise to these restrictions.

Interim prohibition order

Personal care worker

Jan Spicer

02 Sep. 2022

The practitioner must not practise in any role that requires direct contact with, and responsibility for, patients.

For the avoidance of doubt, this does not prevent the practitioner working in support service roles in a health care setting that may involve brief or minor incidental contact with patients. For example, providing non-patient based support services in a residential aged care facility (e.g. cleaning).

Interim prohibition order

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Monitoring practitioners

We monitor these practitioners to ensure they are compliant with the imposed conditions and restrictions.

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Removing an immediate action order

A health service provider can request the Health Ombudsman reconsider their immediate action order.

Health service providers can also apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to review their immediate action order. QCAT can decide to uphold the order or set it aside. Some practitioners may be permanently prohibited from providing health services following a QCAT decision. This will be shown in the table above.

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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:

For orders and restrictions on registered practitioners in other states, refer to the online register on the Ahpra website.

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