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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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We're especially concerned that the cut to Charity Care would cost our state $74 million in federal matching funds.
McKenzie-Willamette has a longstanding charity care policy, which offers help to patients who qualify, Farr said.
GAAP hasn't prescribed a specific way for healthcare entities to measure the level of charity care they provide.
Therefore, it is important from a policy perspective to understand what factors, if any, are influential in a physician's decision to provide charity care, and to determine the amount of charity care provided.
Interestingly, IRR 69-545 replaced the old "best of financial ability standard," which required hospitals to provide charity care to the best of their financial ability precisely because of hospitals' concern that the then-new federal health programs (that is, Medicare and Medicaid) would obviate the need for charitable services.
The decision probably means that at some point the Illinois legislature has to get involved if Provena holds up over the long term, whether to overrule or set a minimum on charity care, Colombo said.
LEUKAEMIA charity Care is looking for a volunteer to star as its mascot during a top rugby match in Coventry next weekend.
In an effort to ensure adequate charity care and better community benefit, the government is eyeing implementing a mandate that would require non-profit hospitals to provide a minimum amount of benevolence in order to get--or retain--tax-exempt status.
The event, organised by charity Care for the Family, will deal with issues including sex, drugs and self-esteem.
8 million jump in Mercy's bottom line for charity care and uncompensated care.
Speakers a the event entitled Now is the Time to Draw the Line debate include Lord David Alton, the Rt Hon Anne Widdecombe MP, Nola Leach, director of the charity Care and Dr Andrew Ferguson of the Christian Medical Fellowship.