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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

James Malcolm Deveney

26 Feb. 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of James Malcolm Deveney, effective 26/02/2024.

Details of James Malcolm Deveney’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 James Malcolm Deveney:

  • 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. 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 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 James Malcolm Deveney’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Casey Jade Leeks

29 Jan. 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Casey Jade Leeks, effective 29/01/2024.

Details of Casey Jade Leeks registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed include the requirement the practitioner, Casey Jade Leeks:

  1. Must practise only in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  2. Must not be the most senior nurse and/or sole nurse on any shift when practising as a registered nurse.
  3. Must not possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access or check, including as emergency treatment supplies or doctor’s bag stock, 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 View - Queensland Legislation - Queensland Government other than when directly observed by another registered nurse (Division 1) or when prescribed to the practitioner (or a family member of the practitioner) by a registered health practitioner for a genuine personal therapeutic purpose.

The following employment and practice locations have been approved by the Health Ombudsman:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport QLD 4215

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 Casey Jade Leeks' registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Registered Nurse

Laura Eveline Nicholson also known as Laura Eveline Borger

17 Jan. 2024

  1. The practitioner must not practise in any employment or practice location/s where any monitored medicine is supplied, prescribed, stored, administered, handled, possessed, checked and/or dispensed.
    For the purpose of this restriction:
    a) a monitored medicine means any substance listed in Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021 as amended from time to time and as published on Queensland Legislation website
  2. The practitioner must only practise in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.

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

Interim prohibition order

Registered Nurse

Hannah Alyssa Emery

15 Jan. 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Hannah Alyssa Emery, effective 15 January 2024.

The suspension of registration means that Hannah Alyssa Emery is prohibited from practicing as a paramedic for the duration of the suspension.

Details of Hannah Alyssa Emery’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 Hannah Alyssa Emery’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Paramedic

Sayonne Sivalingam

03 Jan. 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Sayonne Sivalingam, effective 3/01/2024.

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

Conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner, Sayonne Sivalingam:

  1. Must not have contact with female patients with the exception of contact using telehealth platforms.
  2. 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.
  3. Must take all reasonable steps to ensure female patients are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with him – or, in the case of an unbooked appointment, prior to contact with him – that the consultation can only be booked or proceed if the patient or their legal guardian agrees to the entire contact with him being conducted using telehealth platforms only. He must not provide this information to patients personally.
  4. Unless otherwise directed by the Health Ombudsman, if he is currently employed in a health service or providing a health service (practising) as a registered health practitioner, or proposes to commence in any new or other employment while these conditions are in force, the following <requirements must firstly be met and notification of the Health Ombudsman’s approval received, before continuing to practise in his current employment or commencing in any new employment or practice location:
    1. He must firstly provide his employer or proposed employer (or ‘senior person’ at each practice location, if he is the employer and there is no other entity that meets the definition of ‘employer’) with:
      1. a full copy of this schedule of conditions; and
      2. details of the specific alleged conduct that gave rise to these conditions and the reasons for the Health Ombudsman taking immediate action OR a full redacted copy of the most recent document or documents issued by the Health Ombudsman that state the reasons for the Health Ombudsman imposing conditions on his registration; and then
    2. He must submit to the Office of the Health Ombudsman, details of his current or proposed employment including:
      1. Practice name and location (physical address)
      2. Position held or proposed position, and employment type (e.g. full-time, part-time, temporary, casual, contractor, self-employed)
      3. Employer name and contact details
      4. a completed Employer acknowledgement and consent form from every current or proposed employer, providing consent as detailed on the form, and certifying they have been provided with a copy of this Schedule of Conditions.
  5. The following employment and practice locations have been approved by the Health Ombudsman:
    1. Metro North Virtual Ward, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Cnr Butterfield Street and Bowen Bridge Road, Herston QLD 4029

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 Sayonne Sivalingam registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

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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

Ryan Michael Daley

27 Feb. 2024

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

Interim prohibition order

Disability support worker

Renny Raju

22 Feb. 2024

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

Interim prohibition order

Alternative health provider – Massage therapist

Tapanan Sutawan

21 Feb. 2024

The practitioner must not provide any health service to males.

The practitioner 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.

The practitioner must take all reasonable steps to ensure males 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.

Interim prohibition order

Alternative health provider – massage therapist

Frances Muloli Woodrow

15 Feb. 2024

The practitioner must not practise in any role requiring direct patient contact (including supervision of other practitioners engaged in direct patient contact). The practitioner may only use their professional knowledge to practise in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles that do not require direct patient contact.

The practitioner must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.

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

Interim prohibition order

Assistant in nursing

Tina Marie Mannion

13 Feb. 2024

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

Interim prohibition order

Disability support worker

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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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