Local Politics

Staying abreast of state and municipal legislation can benefit both your profession and your practice.
MedEsthetics October 2019

Significant interest is paid to national legislation. Professional associations often organize advocacy committees to give testimony to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and employ lobbyists to craft and shape federal policy. But if you want to have an impact on the legislation that is most likely to affect your practice and profession, such as reimbursement rates, licensure, liability, and employee costs and benefits, you need to look a little closer to home—at state and municipal government.

Ohio becomes seventh state to pass ASDSA SUNucate legislation

Ohio is seventh state to improve access to sunscreens

In July, Ohio became the seventh state to pass SUNucate legislation, a nationwide effort led by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). The law eliminates barriers prohibiting students from possessing and using over-the-counter sunscreen by exempting these products from ”medication bans” in schools that require a physician’s note or prescription.

In addition to Ohio, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah and Washington state have also approved similar measures this year.