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Orders against health practitioners

Check if your 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 Raymond Leo Murphy

04 Dec. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by way of suspending the registration of registered nurse, Raymond Leo Murphy, effective 7 June 2018. The immediate registration action was varied by the Health Ombudsman effective 4 December 2020 by imposing conditions upon Mr Murphy’s registration.

Details of Mr Murphy’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed in full on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website. One of the conditions imposed on Mr Murphy’s registration is a requirement not to practice as a registered nurse in an Authorised Mental Health Service.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Mr Sebastiaan Jacobus van den Brink

27 Nov. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr Sebastiaan Jacobus van den Brink, effective 27 November 2020.

Details of Mr Sebastiaan Jacobus van den Brink’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Immediate registration action

Physiotherapist

Mr Glyn Manabat

13 Oct. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Mr Glyn Manabat, effective 13 October 2020

Details of Mr Glyn Manabat’s registration can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Ms Sophie Mariah Applegarth

25 Sep. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by suspending the registration of Sophie Mariah Applegarth, effective 25 September 2020.

Details of Sophie Mariah Applegarth’s registration can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Immediate registration action

Nurse

Mr Giovanni Tatti

24 Sep. 2020

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr Giovanni Tatti, effective 24 September 2020.

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

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. Use the search bar below to check for an order taken against practitioners, or scroll through the list below.

See here for corresponding interstate orders.

Name of practitioner

Date of action

Details

Prohibition type

Type of practitioner

Mr Feifei Wu

15 Dec. 2020

The practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

Interim prohibition order

Massage therapist

Mr Matthieu Howard Bale

15 Dec. 2020

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

Interim prohibition order

Massage therapist

Mr Dennis Paterno Orola

14 Dec. 2020

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

Interim prohibition order

Sonographer

Ms Natasha Brooke Gibson

03 Dec. 2020

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

Interim prohibition order

Aged health care worker

Ms Leana Methven

26 Nov. 2020

The practitioner is prohibited from providing 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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