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June 2009
Vol. 19 No. 6
Practice Management
Deadline for Identify Theft Policies Extended to Aug. 1

Physician practices now have until Aug. 1 to set up policies to protect against patients’ identity theft under a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule. The rule was originally scheduled to go into effect May 1 (see the April issue of IDSA News). FTC has extended this deadline to give creditors (including physicians) and financial institutions more time to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs.
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