Federal Effort Supports Sunscreen in Schools

Did you know there is an effort on the federal level to support and encourage the same policies SUNucate promotes on a state level? House Resolution 323, sponsored by Representative David Joyce (R-OH-14), encourages all schools to allow students to possess sunscreen at school without restriction and without a note; encourages schools and camps to … More Federal Effort Supports Sunscreen in Schools

NE Court Upholds Decision Against Tanning Salon Lawsuit

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently upheld the dismissal of an earlier lawsuit filed against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) by a group of tanning salon owners. Recognizing the dangers of indoor tanning, including a link to melanoma, ASDSA supports banning minors from using indoor tanning facilities and supports required posting and dissemination about the health … More NE Court Upholds Decision Against Tanning Salon Lawsuit

Nebraska is SUNucated!

The Nebraska Department of Education recently issued guidance to all schools in the state recommending that children be allowed to possess and use sunscreen without a doctor’s note at school and at school-sponsored events.  Senator Carol Blood played a key role in developing the policy, and connected different stakeholder groups, such as the Nebraska Dermatology … More Nebraska is SUNucated!

Connecticut Becomes SUNucated

  Connecticut enacted legislation allowing students six years old or older to possess and self-apply over-the-counter sunscreen in school before outdoor activities, if a parent or guardian has provided written authorization to the school nurse. “The momentum of the passage of SUNucate legislation throughout the U.S. demonstrates lawmakers’ commitment in these states to promoting sun-safe … More Connecticut Becomes SUNucated

ASDSA and the IN Academy of Dermatology (IAD) Sponsor Sun Safety Poster Contest!

What’s the best way to reach kids in the 22 states with SUNucate laws so they know they can possess and use sunscreen without a note and promote other sun-safe behaviors? ASDSA and the Indiana Academy of Dermatology (IAD) teamed up to sponsor a Sun Safety Poster contest to promote awareness about Indiana’s SUNucate law. … More ASDSA and the IN Academy of Dermatology (IAD) Sponsor Sun Safety Poster Contest!

Nevada Adopts SUNucate Legislation

The SUNucate coalition congratulates Nevada for becoming the 21st state to implement SUNucate model legislation! The law, signed by Governor Steve Sisolak, enables students to possess and use sunscreen and wear protective clothing in school. It also allows schools to teach students sun-safe behaviors. The effort was assisted by two state partners: the Nevada Society for … More Nevada Adopts SUNucate Legislation

Arkansas Becomes 2nd State in 2019 to Pass SUNucate Legislation

Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation to allow students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a note or prescription from a physician. The legislation is based on ASDSA’s model bill known as SUNucate, which removes barriers that prohibit students from bringing and applying over-the-counter sunscreen at school or during school-related activities. Arkansas is … More Arkansas Becomes 2nd State in 2019 to Pass SUNucate Legislation