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Case Study O3 - Discussion Part 4 - Answer (Question 1)

What is the key difference between standards and regulations?

Standards are voluntary norms of behaviour and best practice, whereas regulations are the law and include penalties for noncompliance.

Despite being voluntary, if standards are used for government laboratory accreditation, they indirectly carry the force of law.