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 charter schools in Indiana to bring non-aerosol sunscreen to school without a physician's prescription.
The bill also allows students to keep and apply their personal sunscreen without having to store it in a special location, such as the school nurse's office.
AADA Legislative Conference
September 8-9, 2019
Indiana Academy of Dermatology members visited Capital Hill to meet with legislators and advocate on behalf of patients and the practice of medicine.
Step Therapy Legislation
Indiana SEA 41 (enacted July 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.
Tanning Bed Legislation
Indiana SEA 50 (enacted April 2014)
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.