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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

Dr Timothy Wilson Haina

09 Jan. 2023

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Dr Timothy Wilson Haina, effective 9 January 2023.

The suspension of registration means that Dr Timothy Wilson Haina is prohibited from practicing as a Medical Practitioner for the duration of the suspension.

Details of Dr Timothy Wilson Haina’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 Dr Timothy Wilson Haina’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Grace Marie Hurley

21 Dec. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Grace Marie Hurley, effective 21 December 2022.

Details of Grace Marie Hurley’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 Grace Marie Hurley, within five (5) business days of the commencement of these conditions (if currently practising as a registered health practitioner), 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 conduct that gave rise to these conditions.

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 Grace Marie Hurley’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Lee-Ann Olga Chambers

30 Nov. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Lee-Ann Olga Chambers, effective 30/11/2022.

Details of Lee-Ann Olga Chambers 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 Lee-Ann Olga Chambers, must:

  • Not practise in any role requiring direct patient contact (including supervision of other practitioners engaged in direct clinical contact).
  • The practitioner may only use their professional knowledge to practise in management, administration (excluding involvement in patient financial administration or management), education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, which do not require direct patient contact.
  • Practise only in employment and at practice locations 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 Lee-Ann Olga Chambers registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Anna Kathleen Poole (aka Burrough)

24 Nov. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Anna Kathleen Poole aka Burrough, effective 24 November 2022.

Details of Anna Kathleen Poole's (aka Burrough) registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

The conditions imposed include the requirement Anna Kathleen Poole (aka Burrough), must be supervised by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor) when undertaking cosmetic injectable procedures. For the purposes of this condition, ‘supervised’ is defined as:

  • the practitioner must consult the supervisor, who is accessible by telephone or other means of telecommunication about the management of patients and/or performance of the practitioner, when necessary and at fortnightly intervals unless otherwise directed 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 Anna Kathleen Poole's (aka Burrough) registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Htun Wai Yan Lwin

09 Nov. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Htun Wai Yan Lwin, effective 9 November 2022.

Details of Htun Wai Yan Lwin’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 Htun Wai Yan Lwin, 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; 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.

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 Htun Wai Yan Lwin’s 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

Rodney Douglas Flint

27 Jan. 2023

Prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order

Massage therapist

Zvonimir F Subota AKA Mark Subota

19 Jan. 2023

Prohibited from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Interim prohibition order

Unregistered health worker (purports to work as a dental prosthetist)

Maurice Lennard Keft

17 Jan. 2023

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

Interim prohibition order

Assistant in nursing

Adam Kenneth Graeme McGilvray

16 Jan. 2023

The practitioner must not provide any health service to females.

Interim prohibition order

Unregistered health worker/support worker

Neil Jenkins

23 Dec. 2022

Prohibited from providing or supporting 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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