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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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The Court of Appeals said that the probation officer lacked authority to modify the terms set by the sentencing judge and that Hall abused her discretion in revoking Massey's suspended sentence.
Coria Holland, a spokesman for the commissioner of probation, said the cooperative program between probation officers and Worcester police is the only one of its kind in the state.
Probation Officer may well have drawn, for dramatic purposes, on its advisers' memories of an earlier era, when probation officers did "start the day by doing the rounds of local factories and building sites, often with the probationer, in an attempt to place people in work" (idem), but in language and spirit it was consistent with the emerging penal zeitgeist, as expressed by the Government White Paper Penal Practice in a Changing Society (Home Office 1960) which sought to embed rehabilitation as the principle above all others in criminal justice.
Section II.B discusses the applicability of the "adjunct" theory developed in those cases, ultimately concluding that the delegation of the "treatment program" decision to a probation officer is impermissible if the decision is considered a "judicial act."
"Federal Probation Officers are entrusted and empowered by law to serve others," said U.S.
Probation officers deal with more clients than ever on a community basis to try to rehabilitate and re-equip offenders to live normal lives.
At the end of the week, each client must turn in his or her work card to the assigned probation officer.
A department regulation permits a probation officer to search a probationer's home whenever a supervisor approves and there are "reasonable grounds" to believe contraband is present.
(20) The overwhelming majority of delinquency cases were generated by the police, according to chief probation officer Joel Hunter, because "the natural place for a citizen to complain when an offense has been committed is the nearest police station." (21)
Another part of the probation officer's job involves working in the courts.
When Jonathan took his mom's car again, in June 1999, she turned him in once more, and he was arrested on several probation violations, including failing to keep appointments, curfew violations, positive drug screens, and not doing his community service, according to court testimony from his probation officer, Chris Cagle.
If you risk legal trouble every time you disagree with a social worker or probation officer on the feasibility of a particular placement, there's nothing to stop you from joining the majority of companies that don't actively fish in this particular pool.