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Nov./Dec. 2009
Vol. 19 No. 11
Practice Management
Deadline for Identity Theft Policies Extended to June 1, 2010

Physician practices now have until June 1, 2010 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, 2009 (see the April issue of IDSA News), but the deadline has been extended several times to give creditors (including physicians) and financial institutions more time to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs. Click here for an explanation of the rule and a sample compliance policy.
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