standard of care


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standard of care

The duties and responsibilities expected of people by virtue of their status, their relationship with another person, or the situation in which they find themselves.Real estate licensing boards establish standards of care for their members regarding duties of honesty, integrity, disclosure, and professionalism. A property owner may have differing standards of care relative to persons on his or her property, depending on whether those persons are licensees, invitees,or trespassers.

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THE SOLE ISSUE THE COURT ADDRESSED WAS WHETHER THE LAW REQUIRED THE BOARD TO ARTICULATE THE APPLICABLE STANDARD OF CARE IN DETERMINING WHEN THE STATE LAW WAS VIOLATED.
In rejecting this ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court found that the physician was sufficiently familiar with the Virginia standard of care after having attended seminars and meetings in Virginia and having discussed this standard with Virginia physicians.
Although not often discussed in the legal literature, medical quality of care issues often influence the establishment and maintenance of the legal standard of care physicians owe their patients.
The fourth standard of care is to use prudent experts and document due diligence in the implementation of the policy statement.
Training is essential for all healthcare providers, to ensure that they are familiar with the current standard of care.
In this way, researchers can compare the effects of the new treatment against the standard of care in a study group whose characteristics are similar to those of the control group.
Since recognition of the Y2K problem has been an evolving phenomenon, the analysis for potential negligence arising from the specification of non-compliant Y2K components in completed projects will, again, hinge upon what was the then prevailing standard of care in the design professional community.
On a second issue, the appellate court addressed whether the accountant had breached the standard of care by recommending the personal representative enter into a shared appreciation mortgage to obtain funds to pay the nondeferred portion of the tax.
Not only must both plaintiffs and defendants obtain expert medical witnesses have sterling credentials so that they are eminently qualified to testify as expert medical witnesses, but first and foremost, they must be prepared to state clearly and unequivocally what the applicable standard of care to which a physician accused of medical malpractice is alleged to have breached and that the breach of that standard was, to the appropriate degree of medical certainty, the direct and proximate cause of the alleged victim's injuries, pain, and suffering for which the plaintiff is bringing suit.
Today, there are very limited treatment options for the approximately 50% of HCV patients who have failed treatment with the current standard of care, pegylated interferon plus ribavirin.

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