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.
Special thanks to IAD member dermatologists Ginat Mirowski, Chris Obeime, Hannah Huddleston, Chris Nebesio, and Melanie Kingsley for attending the ceremony. It was great to see members come celebrate the IAD fulfilling our mission of advocating for our patients, our community, and our specialty!
Shade Structure Dedication
We held a dedication ceremony for the shade structure sponsored by the IAD at Boone Meadow Elementary. The ceremony was well attended by over 50 people including parents, teachers, the superintendent of the school system, AAD staff, and 6 Indiana dermatologists!
The ceremony went well and it was great to see the finished product. The school raised funds to pour a concrete slab under the structure and place large picnic tables that allow maximum use of the structure. Previously the school had no meaningful shade. Now the shaded space is used not only as a break for students at recess, but also as an outdoor classroom setting, and a picnic area for families utilizing the playground over the weekend.
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).
IAD and AAD Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Informational Sheets
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