On October 22, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is delaying its enforcement of the Red Flag Rules until May 1, 2009. As discussed in detail in our October 2008 Health Law Client Memorandum entitled "Red Flag Rules Apply to Health Care Providers," the Red Flag Rules apply to health care providers who extend credit to patients by providing services and accepting payment in installments and require such providers to implement identity-theft prevention programs.

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Source: Health Law Update
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