AMA Files Suit to Block 'Red Flag' Rules

The American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia today sued the Federal Trade Commission, seeking to prevent the FTC from extending identity theft regulations to physicians.

The complaint targets the contentious "red flags rule," which requires creditors to implement safeguards against identity theft. The medical societies charge that the FTC's rule exceeds the powers delegated to it by Congress and that its application to physicians is "arbitrary, capricious and contrary to the law."

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