We have written before on this blog on the topic of medical standard of care. As we’ve noted, the medical standard of care can vary from one state to another and even from one community to another, depending on state law.
Standard of care can come from a variety of different sources. They can be based not only on federal and state laws governing the delivery of health care, but also by commonly accepted clinical practice. Clinical practices can change over time based on new research, though, and so standards of care based on them can also change.