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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

Philip Leonhard Trudinger

02 Aug. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Philip Leonhard Trudinger, effective 2 August 2022.

Details of Philip Leonhard Trudinger's 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 that Philip Leonard Trudinger must:

  • not have contact with female patients under 18 years of age.
  • take all reasonable steps to ensure female patients under the age of 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.
  • not practise as a registered psychologist unless mentored by another registered psychologist (the mentor) approved by the Health Ombudsman.
  • 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 Philip Leonhard Trudinger's registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Psychologist

Monique Joy Hooghuis

06 Jul. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Monique Joy Hooghuis, effective 6 July 2022. Details of Monique Joy Hooghuis's 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 that Monique Joy Hooghuis, must not practise as a registered psychologist unless mentored by another registered psychologist (the mentor) approved by the Health Ombudsman. Within three (3) months of the imposition of these conditions the practitioner must nominate to the Office of the Health Ombudsman, for approval in writing on the Nomination of education form, an education program tailored to the practitioner and conducted by an individual (the program provider) that addresses:

  • ethical and professional client relationships
  • professional boundaries.

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 Monique Joy Hooghuis's registration under section 65 of the Act.

Interim registration action

Psychologist

Shane B J Dorta Ekenaike

30 Jun. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Shane B J Dorta Ekenaike, effective 30/06/2022.

Details of Shane B J Dorta Ekenaike 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 Mr Shane B J Dorta Ekenaike, must be supervised by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor) when practising as a registered nurse.

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 Shane B J Dorta Ekenaike registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Registered nurse

George Campbell Du Toit

27 Jun. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of George Campbell Du Toit, effective 27 June 2022.

Details of George Campbell Du Toit'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 George Campbell Du Toit must:

  • not perform or assist with any surgical procedures on a patient - for the purposes of this condition ‘surgical procedures’ are defined as procedures that require any incision of the skin or mucous membrane whatsoever
  • not provide or have any involvement in the provision of intrapartum care, including supervision of another health practitioner providing intrapartum care - for the purposes of this condition ‘intrapartum care’ is defined as any treatment or intervention to women during labour (all stages) and immediately after birth
  • not be the most senior person rostered on any shift when practising as a registered health practitioner.

Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these conditions (if currently employed or 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/or an Executive Medical Director (or equivalent) has:

  • been notified of the specific alleged conduct that gave rise to these conditions
    or
  • been provided by the practitioner a full redacted copy of the most recent document issued by the Health Ombudsman, stating the reasons for the Health Ombudsman imposing conditions on the practitioner’s registration.

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 George Campbell Du Toit's registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Medical practitioner

Michelle Anne Patricia Hewitt

27 Jun. 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Michelle Anne Patricia Hewitt , effective 27 June 2022.

Details of Michelle Anne Patricia Hewitt'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 Michelle Anne Patricia Hewitt, must not possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access or check, any medication or medicinal substance when practising as an enrolled nurse.

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 Michelle Anne Patricia Hewitt's registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

Enrolled nurse

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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

Linda May Dayberg

09 Aug. 2022

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

Permanent prohibition order

Yuling Wen

08 Aug. 2022

The practitioner must not provide any health service to females.

Interim prohibition order

Graham Desmond Schodde

04 Aug. 2022

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

Permanent prohibition order

Keelan Tonia

20 Jul. 2022

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

Interim prohibition order

Mr Jung-Chun Chang

15 Jul. 2022

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

Permanent 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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