The Federal Trade Commission (the FTC) announced on April 30, 2009, that it would delay enforcement of the Red Flag Rules (the Rules) until August 1, 2009. The FTC initially announced that enforcement of the Rules would begin on November 1, 2008, but then extended the compliance date to May 1, 2009. This second extension gives health care providers additional time to develop practical and compliant identity theft prevention policies and procedures required by the Rules.

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Source: Health Law Alert
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