Professional Standard

The professional standard (for judging the scope of a doctor’s duty to disclose) is alternately referred to as the “community standard,” the “professional community standard,” or the “reasonable physician standard.” It generally asks: what would a reasonably prudent physician with the same background, training, experience, and practicing in the same community, have disclosed to a patient in the same or similar situation? This standard is the same as that applied to other forms of alleged medical malpractice.


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