Past Successes

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 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.

Signing the SEA 24 BillDr. 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).

Testifying before the Indiana House Committee on Education
Dr. Lori Sanford testifies before the Indiana House Committee on Education.

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.

AADA Legislative ConferenceL–R: Chris Obeime, MD; Dara Spearman, MD; Janice Smith; Kathleen Gilbert, MD; Drew Anderson, MD; Carrie Davis, MD; and David Gerstein, MD.

IAD members and Indiana advocates meet with Senator Todd Young to discuss prior authorization streamlining processes for Medicare patients.

IAD members discuss drug price transparency and affordable medications with Senator Joe Donnelly.

IAD members meet with Representative Trey Hollingsworth on the Capital Building balcony to discuss regulatory relief.

AADA Legislative Conference
Dermatology resident and IAD member Dr. Kathleen Gilbert met with Representative Susan Brooks to discuss transparency of pharmacy benefit managers and drug pricing.

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.

Step Therapy LegislationA. David Gerstein, MD (right) testifies in favor of Indiana Senate Bill 41 Step therapy legislation February 2016.

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.

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