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Monday, December 13, 2010

CONGRESS EXEMPTS DOCTORS FROM RED FLAGS RULE

Physicians aren’t their patients’ creditors and so don’t have to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s onerous “red flags rules” to protect against identity theft. That’s what TMA, the American Medical Association, and other medical societies have argued for years. Last week, Congress agreed, sending the president a bill that exempts physicians from the rules.

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