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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

Mr Louis Roza

19 Jan. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr Louis Roza, effective 19 January 2021. Details of Mr Louis Roza’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 Louis Roza’s registration is that he must not practise in any role that includes direct patient contact or being in the vicinity of patients’ property.

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 Louis Roza’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Paramedicine

Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt

19 Jan. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Anand Vardhan Bhatt, effective 19 January 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 Anand Vardhan Bhatt’s registration is the requirement that he is prohibited from providing treatment to children under the age of 18 without the presence of a parent or guardian.

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

Mr Peter Nyamhosva

12 Jan. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr Peter Nyamhosva, effective 12 January 2021.

Details of Mr Peter Nyamhosva’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 Peter Nyamhosva’s registration is the requirement that he must not provide care to patients in an authorised mental health facility or a facility which provides mental health services.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Dr Ramin Harirchian

18 Dec. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Ramin Harirchian, effective 19 October 2018 and amended by QCAT on 18 December 2020.

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

The main conditions imposed on Dr Ramin Harirchian’s registration is the requirement that he must not have contact with any female patients and must only practices as a registered health practitioner at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Dr Samitha Vernon Sudusinghe

07 Dec. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Dr Samitha Vernon Sudusinghe, effective 7 December 2020.

Details of Dr Samitha Vernon Sudusinghe’s registration can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

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

Anand Vardhan Bhatt

19 Jan. 2021

The practitioner is prohibited from providing treatment to children under the age of 18 without the presence of a parent or guardian.

Interim prohibition order

Naturopath / Massage therapist

Ms Christine Anne Anderson

11 Jan. 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

Mr Sean Damien McMonagle

07 Jan. 2021

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

Permanent prohibition order

Unregistered anaesthetic technician

Mr James Worra Ly aka Mr James Bake

05 Jan. 2021

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

Interim prohibition order

Massage therapist

Ms Irene Alexandra Fraser

23 Dec. 2020

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

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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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