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probation

Medtalk A period during which a health care provider whose practice of medicine was restricted by a licensing or certifying authority or by a hospital's medical staff due to questionable medical judgement, is evaluated to determine if he/she can be allowed an unrestricted license to practice medicine or retain medical staff privileges. See Restriction.

probation

(prō-bā′shŏn)
1. In the criminal justice system, a period of legal oversight of one's behavior after release from incarceration or instead of incarceration after conviction for a crime.
2. A period after an employee is hired during which the employee's on-the-job performance is evaluated. During this time the employee may need to demonstrate his or her suitability for continued work and in many instances may not receive full salary or benefits.
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DON'T ignore warning signs of a potentially unsuccessful relationship--use the probationary period to make the best staffing decisions possible.
We also argue that the conditions for a probationary period to be preferred over a limited term are fairly simple and intuitive.
Goodhew said: ``While we were happy with what we saw, it's a new situation and we want to give the team a chance to build up experience, hence the probationary period.
The authority fired Barr before his six-month probationary period ended.
I suspect that if employers do take on older people, they learn everything from them and then get rid of them within their probationary period.
To protect her privacy, Woods has decided not to use her cane until her 90-day probationary period is over.
Two resigned, one was transferred, and Diaz--after harassment in the form of an extremely excessive workload--was fired right before her probationary period was to end.
Most medical directors who want to work with a physician will grant them a 6-month probationary period while the appeals process is underway.
This employee was hired in March, 1998, and was also placed on the 180-day new employee probationary period under Virginia Stover's supervision.
The probationary period can be a stressful time for police recruits.
There is no reason to retain employees beyond the probationary period if their performance is substandard.
In most states, teachers become permanent employees of their school district after completing a three to five year probationary period.