On January 27, 2010, the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association sent a letter to the FTC Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, requesting that the FTC announce that the Red Flags Rule will not be applied against licensed health care professionals until at least 90 days after the final resolution of the American Bar Association (ABA) lawsuit (as we reported here) and commit that, if the final resolution of the ABA lawsuit is that the Red Flags Rule will not be applied to attorneys, the FTC will not apply the Red Flags Rule to licensed health care professionals either.

In addition to challenges by medical professionals and the ABA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as reported here, has also filed a lawsuit against the FTC regarding the enforcement of the Red Flags Rule against accountants.

Click here to read the letter from the AMA et al to the FTC.