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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 Olajide Olusesan Ogunseye

12 Oct. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Olajide Olusesan Ogunseye, effective 12 October 2021.

Details of Dr Olajide Olusesan Ogunseye’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 Olajide Olusesan Ogunseye’s registration is the requirement 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 Olajide Olusesan Ogunseye’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate Registration Action

Medical Practitioner

Tsz Pang Kwok

08 Oct. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr Tsz Pang Kwok, effective 8 October 2021.

Details of Mr Tsz Pang Kwok’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 Tsz Pang Kwok’s registration is the requirement 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 Mr Tsz Pang Kwok’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate Registration Action

Nurse

Susan Maree Walker

20 Sep. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Susan Maree Walker, effective 20 September 2021.

The suspension of registration means that Susan Maree Walker is prohibited from practicing as a Nurse for the duration of the suspension.

Details of Susan Maree Walker’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 Susan Maree Walker’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate Registration Action

Nurse

Michael Craig Fisher

17 Sep. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Michael Craig Fisher, effective 17 September 2021.

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

Conditions imposed on Michael Craig Fisher’s registration include the requirement the practitioner must not be the senior person rostered on any shift when working as a paramedic and within six (6) months of the imposition of the conditions the practitioner must nominate to the Office of the Health Ombudsman for approval in writing on the Nomination of education form and complete an education course, assessment or program addressing the following topics:

  • De-escalation training
  • Occupational violence and aggression training.

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 Michael Craig Fisher’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate Registration Action

Paramedic

Julian Lielong Teo

08 Sep. 2021

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Julian Lielong Teo, effective 8 September 2021.

The suspension of registration means that Julian Lielong Teo is prohibited from practicing as a nurse for the duration of the suspension.

Details of Julian Lielong Teo’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 Julian Lielong Teo’s registration under section 65 of the Act.

Immediate registration action

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

Kennith John Jorgensen

16 Sep. 2021

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

Interim Prohibition Order

Health Support Worker

Ms Natasha Brooke Gibson

07 Sep. 2021

On 7 September 2021 the Health Ombudsman permanently prohibited Ms Natasha Brooke Gibson, an unregistered carer, from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity.

Permanent Prohibition Order

Aged health care worker

Phillip Howard Golding

01 Sep. 2021

The practitioner is prohibited from:

  • practicing as a health practitioner at any location other than Inner Harmony, 142 Apollo Road, Bulimba QLD 4171
  • providing a health service to any persons other than within the physical parameters of the practice location of Inner Harmony.

Prohibition Order [s90C, HOA]

Counsellor

Andrew Martin Wallace

26 Aug. 2021

The practitioner must not provide any health service to females.

Interim prohibition order

Massage therapist

Mr Alan James Smith

25 Aug. 2021

The practitioner must not provide any health service to females.

Interim prohibition order

Unregistered 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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