​​Past Advocacy Efforts

Step Therapy Legislation

​Indiana SEA41 (Effective July 1, 2016):

Pharmacy benefits. Requires a state employee health plan, an accident and sickness insurer, and a health maintenance organization to make available a procedure for a covered individual's use in requesting an exception to a step therapy protocol used by the state employee health plan, accident and sickness insurer, or health maintenance organization with respect to coverage for certain prescription drugs, including time frames for a determination concerning an exception and reasons for granting an exception.

A link to the latest version of the law can be found here


Dr. Carrie Davis (top row, second from right) attends SEA 24 bill signing ceremony with Senator Liz Brown (bottom left) and Governor Eric Holcomb (bottom right).

​​Current Advocacy Efforts

A. David Gerstein, MD (right) testifies in favor of Indiana Senate Bill 41

Step therapy legislation February 2016.

IAD members meet with Senator Todd Young and ask him to support the repeal of IPAB

IAD members run into Senator Joe Donnelly on the sidewalk of the Capital and discuss access to compounded medications.

Sunscreen in Schools Legislation:

Indiana SEA 24 (enacted March 2018):

The Indiana Academy of Dermatology worked with Senator Liz Brown and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association to introduce a bill that allows children in public and chartered schools in Indiana to bring non-aerosol sunscreen to schools without a physician's prescription and to keep and be able to apply it without having to store in a special location such as a nurse's office. Dr. Lori Sanford and Dr. Carrie Davis testified in favor of the bill. This was signed into law by Governor Holcomb in March 2018.

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IAD members meet with Rep. Susan Brooks to discuss the Burden of Skin Disease Report

Tanning bed legislation

Indiana SEA50:

Minors and tanning devices. Prohibits a person less than 16 years of age from using a tanning device in a tanning facility. Repeals a provision requiring a person less than 16 years of age to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when using a tanning device in a tanning facility. Repeals the tanning facility committee.  

A link to the latest version of the law can be found here.

Indiana Academy of Dermatology members visit Capital Hill to meet with legislators and advocate on behalf of patients and the practice of medicine. From left: Dr. David Gerstein, Dr. Dara Spearman, Dr. Drew Anderson,  Dr. Carrie Davis, and Dr. C. William Hanke.


Dr. Lori Sanford testifying before the Indiana House Committee on Education.

IAD members meet with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth and urge him to protect patients' access to compounded medications.

2018 AADA Legislative Conference

Washington, DC

July 15-17, 2018

​Register here!

IAD members Carrie Davis, MD (third from right), A. David Gerstein, MD (second from right), and Keeter Sechrist, MD (right) attend the April 2014 ceremonial signing of Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 50: Minors and tanning devices. Also pictured: state senator and bill author Senator Patricia Miller (left), Governor Mike Pence (second from left), patient Katie Donnar (third from left).