/For the public/Orders against health practitioners

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.


On this page


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.

Back

Name of practitioner

Date of action

Details

Prohibition type

Type of practitioner

Trevor Peter Hatten

17 Mar. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Trevor Peter Hatten, effective 17 March 2021.

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

One of the conditions imposed on Mr Trevor Peter Hatten’s registration is the requirement that he must not have contact with female patients.

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 Mr Trevor Peter Hatten’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Psychologist

Dr Sandy William Clark

15 Mar. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Sandy William Clark, effective 15 March 2021.

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

One of the conditions imposed on Dr Sandy William Clark’s registration is that the practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

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 Dr Sandy William Clark’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Chiropractor

Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt

05 Mar. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt, effective 5 March 2021.

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

One of the conditions imposed on Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt’s registration is the requirement that he must not have contact with patients under 18 years of age.

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 Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Chinese medicine practitioner

Ms Terri-Anne Smith

17 Feb. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Ms Terri-Anne Smith, effective 17 February 2021.

Details of Ms Terri-Anne Smith’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

One of the conditions imposed on Ms Terri-Anne Smith’s registration is the requirement that within five (5) business days of the commencement of these conditions, or, if not currently practising as a registered health practitioner, on commencing in any new place of practice, the practitioner must provide written confirmation to the Health Ombudsman that the practitioner’s employer/s have been notified of the specific alleged conduct that gave rise to these conditions, including the existence of criminal charges and any subsequent conviction arising from the conduct.

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 Ms Terri-Anne Smith’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration order

Nurse

Dr Usman Gul

02 Feb. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Usman Gul, effective 2 February 2021.

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

One of the conditions imposed on Dr Usman Gul’s registration is the requirement that he must not have contact with female patients.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Showing 1-5 of 62 entries.
Page 1 of 13 pages.

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

Mr Daryl Robert Lederhose

08 Apr. 2021

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

Interim prohibition order

Care worker

Mr Prince Harry Bass Gebusion

29 Mar. 2021

Prohibited from providing any health service until such time as the practitioner obtains registration as a health practitioner under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland) or a corresponding law of another state or territory of Australia.

Prohibition order [s107(4)(b)(i) of the HO Act)]

Former Nurse

Mr Scott Alexander David Horton

26 Mar. 2021

Permanently prohibited from providing any health service.

Prohibition order [s113(4)(a) of the HO Act]

Assistant in nursing

Mr Toby Glenn Collins

22 Mar. 2021

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

Interim prohibition order

Personal Care Worker

Mr Leslie Robert Hotz

16 Mar. 2021

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

Showing 1-5 of 91 entries.
Page 1 of 19 pages.

Back


Monitoring practitioners

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

Back


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.

Back


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.

Back


Return to top