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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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He was sentenced to 140 days in jail, 24 months of probation and fined $1,100.
Ten staff have trained as probation officers through the higher level Probation Qualification Framework and seven are due to qualify and gain promotion this summer.
Picket lines were also set up at Gateshead Probation Office as well as at Teesside Courts Centre and the Middlesbrough Probation Office.
Garcia told the court that Arcenas failed to report to his probation officer on June 24.
Rosado was not in contact with the victim in his case; to see how his part-time job was going; and to find out what steps he had taken to get himself settled into probation.
Probation is currently undergoing changes as part of the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
It appears that probation department will submit a report to the judge, who will decide whether to revoke his probation.
The politicisation of law and order since the late 1970s has been well documented and Canton traces the influence of a punitive strategy on probation policy and practice through the emphasis placed on tough approaches to offending behaviour, such as finding 'credible alternatives to custody' and the 'proper punishment of offenders'.
In response, Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of probation service union Napo said: "Napo warned in 2004 that Noms would be a bureaucratic nightmare.
Inspectors discovered a typical probation official had a caseload of between 30 and 50 people, but some were handling up to 90 cases.
An appeal has been made for new board members for the Wales Probation Trust, set up on April 1.