standard of care

Legal Definition of standard of care

: the degree of care or competence that one is expected to exercise in a particular circumstance or role

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“Standard of care.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/standard%20of%20care. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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