Thursday, November 15, 2007

Criminal Actions

I was told by a caller the other day that an attorney did not know the difference between parole and probation, so I thought it might be helpful to put the definitions here as an FYI:

Parole is a condition of early release from prison. The person has served some portion of their sentence. The person usually has restrictions and is supervised by a Parole Officer.

Probation means that the imposition of a sentence is suspended or stayed. The person has to fulfill certain requirements in order to avoid the imposition of a sentence.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Attention Texas Nurses

The Board of Nursing has proposed new rules concerning Peer Review in Texas. Be sure to read these today and if you disagree or agree with any of the proposed rules, send a comment immediately to the Board and contact your nursing organization and let them know your thoughts. These rules have the potential to affect your license, so do not sit by and be uninformed.