The Red Flags Rule requires many doctors’ offices, hospitals and other healthcare providers to develop written compliance programs to spot the warning signs -- or "red flags" -- of identity theft. It does not appear that enforcement of the Red Flag Rules will be delayed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a third time. Consequently, providers should expect the FTC to begin enforcing the Red Flag Rules on August 1, 2009. Additional information on the Red Flag Rules can be obtained from a Webinar presented by the Baker Hostetler Healthcare Industry Team.