Working to lessen the impact of sun exposure at schools and youth camps, ASDSA proudly launched the SUNucate model bill which is designed to eliminate barriers to the use of important sun protection methods. Also titled as the "Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer and Excessive UV Exposure in Children Act," the model legislation would allow students and participants in youth camps to possess and use a topical sunscreen product while on school or camp property or at an event or activity sponsored by the school or camp without a physician's note or prescription.
In addition to granting permission to possess FDA-approved over-the-counter sunscreen, the model bill contains a provision that calls for each school or camp to allow the use of sun-protective clothing, including hats, while outdoors. States may also choose to incorporate an optional section regarding the instruction of sun-safe curricula.
ASDSA is working with interested stakeholders to proactively implement the model bill across the country. Organizations interested in advancing this model legislation can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.