Mr Stephen Tiley - Permanent Prohibition Order

1 July 2020

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission investigated a complaint about the conduct of unregistered health practitioner Mr Stephen Tiley, a self-employed massage therapist. The complaint arose from Mr Tiley being charged with indecent assault of a person under 16 years of age (Person B) and assault with an act of indecency (Person A). At the time of committing the offences against Person A and Person B, Mr Tiley was working as a massage therapist from his residential home.

On 12 November 2019 Mr Tiley was found guilty of indecent assault of a person under 16 years (Person B) and assault with act of indecency (Person A), contrary to sections 61L and 61M(2) of the Crimes Act 1900.

On 31 January 2020, Mr Tiley was sentenced to a Community Corrections Order for 3 years (21 January 2020 – 30 January 2023) and an Intensive Corrections Order for 18 months (21 January 2020 – 30 July 2021). Under the terms of the Orders, Mr Tiley must perform a total of 400 hours of community service.

The Commission’s investigation determined that Mr Tiley breached clause 3(1) of the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners under Schedule 3 of the Public Health Regulation 2012, in regard to:

  • failing to provide a health service in a safe and ethical manner.

The Commission is satisfied that Mr Tiley poses a risk to the health or safety of members of the public. The Commission therefore makes the following prohibition order under section 41A(2)(a) of the Act:

  • Mr Stephen Leslie Tiley is permanently prohibited from providing any health services, as defined in s4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The full Statement of Decision can be read here


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For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to

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