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Lab medicine An indicator—e.g., an asterisk—that is usually printed in red and generated in the lab, when an analyte’s value falls ‘out of range’—i.e., above or below the lab’s predetermined values for normal
Paediatrics A sentinel finding in a child’s development—e.g., ‘missing’ critical milestones, which may suggest a more extensive disease process warranting investigation
Public safety A forecast warning issued by the US National Weather Service to inform regional firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation
Scispeak An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media—i.e., major newspapers and magazines—and potentially be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact
Social medicine A popular term for any subtle sign—e.g., physical findings and behavioural patterns—that may indicate domestic abuse

'red flag'

Pediatrics A sentinel finding which may indicate a more extensive disease process. See Developmental red flag Science journalism An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media–eg, Washington Post, NY Times, and others, which may be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact. See 'Media epidemic. ', Peer-reviewed journal Social medicine A popular term for subtle physical findings and behavioral patterns may indicate domestic abuse. See Domestic violence, Wife-abuser.
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Commission will begin enforcement of its Red Flags Rule Dec.
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would exempt doctors, dentists, and veterinarians from the Red Flags rule.
Under the Red Flags Rule, all creditors, including physician practices, must establish a written identify theft-prevention program to protect consumers.
Strictly enforcing red flags could become a cash cow.
March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BeachFleischman, one of Arizona's largest CPA firms, announces it has launched an anti-fraud service through its affiliation with Red Flag Reporting, a national fraud detection and prevention company.
The more changes in employees' behavior demonstrating the characteristics and red flags discussed here, the greater the likelihood the changes are related to fraudulent behavior.
13 NHBR), Dan's small engine repair shop was the type of business to which the red flags rule would apply.
The Red Flags Rule defines a creditor as any entity with covered accounts that regularly extends, renews or continues credit; any entity that regularly arranges for the extension, renewal or continuation of credit; or any assignee of an original creditor that is involved in the decision to extend, renew or continue credit.
The Federal Trade Commission once again has delayed enforcement of the Red Flags Rule, giving physicians until June 1,2010, before they have to comply with new requirements aimed at preventing identity theft.
3763) in October that would exempt physician practices with 20 or fewer employees--as well as small accounting and legal practices--from the Red Flags Rule.
The FTC's Red Flags Rule requires creditors to adopt policies to identify risks and protect customers from possible identity theft.