December 6, 2010 — The Red Flags Rule requires creditors and certain businesses to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs to help identify, detect and respond to patterns, practices or specific activities that could indicate identity theft.
The applicability of the rule to healthcare providers has been debated over the past several months. The Senate recently passed legislation that would exempt healthcare providers from the Red Flags Rule.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) was part of a 28-member coalition supporting Senate action on this issue. A similar bill exempting healthcare providers from the Red Flags Rule is expected to be passed by the House of Representative in the coming days.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org