Faculty: Nicole R. LeBoeuf, MD
Release Date: 05/18/2015
“DNA keeps members aware of events and political issues.”
DNAdvocacy is the advocacy newsletter of DNA. This quarterly publication presents health care related legislation news to members. This helps keep members up-to-date on the profession. Here's some recent news in the dermatology world:
DNA supports banning tanning beds for teenagers under 18 and was proud to learn California became the first state to make it illegal for minors to use tanning beds.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB746 into law, which goes into effect January 1, 2012. Currently, children 14 and under cannot use tanning beds in California. Children ages 15-17 can tan with their parents' permission. The bill's author, state Senator Ted Lieu, says California is the first state to set a higher age limit. Texas has the next highest age limit, banning tanning.
How do you feel about this issue?
Have you done anything in your state to increase the age limit on tanning?