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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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If an employer reneges on a promise to grant rights and benefits to a new hire as a reward for successfully completing a probationary period, the employer may be held liable.
Fluet (1992) applies the concept of a probationary period in a competitive insurance market with asymmetric information and firms exhibiting a Nash behavior.
the offer is subject to the result of the checks or a probationary period or a medical examination (which must be demanded of all prospective employees).
Thus, it emphasized the importance of the fact that a teacher earns tenure by successfully completing a probationary period.
Not to knock the hard-working men and women of Los Angeles Airport Police, but graduates of Los Angeles Police Department's Academy spend a probationary period on the job dealing with crime and crime victims followed by years of experience in one of the largest cities in the world.
NZNO fails to see now a punitive measure such as a probationary period will achieve economic benefits.
But Marlene was stunned when she got a letter from bosses of the Tot Hill garage on the A14 near Haughley, Suffolk, saying her probationary period was up and she was not needed.
One would cut school spending by $4 billion, a second would increase the probationary period for new teachers from two to five years, and a third would restrict the use of union dues for political advocacy.
Jon Pullin, racing operations manager for Arena, admitted that the team that was put through its paces yesterday at Wolverhampton was ``not made up of full-time stalls handlers'', but he added: ``I'm confident they will pass the 12-week probationary period set by the Jockey Club.
Barr was hired for the position and began his six-month probationary period with the authority.
Whether a woman married into a man's family or a man married into a woman's family, the newcomer had to go through a probationary period.
The license suspension and one-year probationary period imposed by the city came about after the municipality objected to Blue Rodeo's use of words such as Champagne and Budweiser in local newspaper advertisements.