The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has delayed enforcement of the new “Red Flags Rule” until August 1, 2009, to give creditors and financial institutions more time to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs. The Red Flags Rule applies to any business that provides goods or services to consumers on credit. During this delay, the FTC will release a template that will be designed to help low risk entities comply with the law. This template will be posted on the FTC’s website, www.ftc.gov. For more information about how the Red Flags Rule will affect health care providers, follow the link.