Rhode Island Takes Steps to Increase Sunscreen Access for Children

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, July 30, 2021

Rhode Island students will now be able to possess and utilize sunscreen at school and school-related activities, thanks to advocacy from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) and the Rhode Island Dermatology Society.

Governor Daniel McKee signed into law SUNucate model legislation, making Rhode Island the 26th “SUNucated” state.

The SUNucate law in Rhode Island allows students, parents and school personnel to use an FDA-approved sunscreen without a physician’s note or prescription. The law also includes a provision for school districts to incorporate teaching sun-safe behaviors in schools. Since the legislation goes into effect immediately, students in Rhode Island will be able to protect themselves during summer and fall activities at school.

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