Many health care providers have received newsletters about the Red Flag Rules and are wondering if these rules, which generally appear to apply to the financial industry, really do apply to health care entities. As discussed further below, the answer is likely “yes.” The Red Flag Rules become effective November 1, 2008, and health care providers should not delay in assessing their risks with respect to identity theft and developing policies and procedures to recognize and respond to identity theft “red flags.”

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Source: Health Law Client Memorandum
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