Contributed by Paul J. Welk, Esq.


In a letter dated January 27, 2010, the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and American Dental Association wrote to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") asking that the FTC make it clear that in light of a recent court decision, the Red Flags Rule will not be applied to such professionals. The letter also briefly summarizes why the above referenced associations are making this request.