competence hearing

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Noun1.competence hearing - a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense)
hearing - (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Elisabeth Brealey, who works for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) in North Wales, appeared at a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) conduct and competence hearing yesterday.
A conduct and competence hearing will take place at the Hilton hotel in Leeds from December 8 to 11 and January 7 to 9, 2015.
Stephen Fernie, who worked at The University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, also recorded a temperature of a patient on an observation chart without actually taking the temperature, a conduct and competence hearing found.
At a conduct and competence hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Edinburgh on Friday, Barhoumi was suspended for 12 months for "very serious" dishonesty.
James Sharp, employed by the Trust running Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak hospitals at the time of the offences, was hauled before a competence hearing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The Conduct and Competence hearing was told that while employed at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on November 1 2008, Cretney wrestled with a "difficult and deeply upset" pensioner to the horror of two night shift support workers.