Definition of terms
Locality Rule- This is the law used to measure health care providers and their omissions or actions on the threshold of how other similar professional in the field practicing in the same community act under the same circumstance of the case.
Standard of Care- This is the average degree of care, diligence and skill practiced by members of the in same profession, who are in the same locality in accordance with the current or modern state of medical and surgical science.
Medical customs-Procedures and methods used by physicians that are acknowledged and acceptable by members of the medical profession
The cardinal objective of health care laws is to safeguard patients from substandard medical treatment ...