Healthcare Professionals Seek Ruling for Exemption from FTC Red Flags Rule

The American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Dental Association and American Veterinary Medical Association petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a ruling that the FTC’s Red Flags Rule (the Rule) cannot be applied to healthcare professionals. The request is based on the United States District Court decision in American Bar Association v. FTC, in which the court held that the Rule did not apply to lawyers. The healthcare organizations argued that the reasoning behind the Court’s ruling regarding lawyers is equally applicable to healthcare professionals.

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