Healthcare Regulatory Compliance Update

“Red Flags Rule”

JUST ANNOUNCED — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will delay enforcement of the “Red Flags” Rule until August 1, 2009, providing physicians’ offices and hospitals with an additional three months to implement written identity theft prevention programs.  In addition, the FTC will soon release a template for entities with a low risk of identity theft to assist them in complying with the law.

You can access the full Client Alert on the FTC’s “Red Flags” Rule at http://www.dgslaw.com/documents/alerts/Healthcare_RedFlag_April3-09.html.

For the FTC press release on the three-month enforcement delay, please see: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/04/redflagsrule.shtm.

May 1, 2009

The Davis Graham & Stubbs Health Care Practice Group works extensively with healthcare providers and organizations and would be happy to consult with you on compliance with the Red Flag Rules. 

If you would like to discuss issues raised by this alert or otherwise, please feel free to contact the author, Heather Kenney at (303) 892-7493, or the other members of the DGS Health Care Practice Group, John Francis at (303) 892-7338, Wally Stromberg at (303) 892-7478, and Erin Eiselein at (303) 892-7308.


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