Dermatologists now have an official voice in the state of Nevada to advocate for the policies important to us and our patients.

NSDDS Advocacy support allows us to track, communicate and take action on legislative and regulatory policies of importance to dermatologists / dermatologic surgeons, their patients and stakeholders.


NSDDS offers opportunities for dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons to lead and influence legislative and regulatory policymaking in our state.


Check back here for updates!

Jennifer DePry, DO is the NSDDS state advisory board member representative. Please reach out to her directly should you have any questions or an issue to bring to the state advisory committee, email Jennifer at

January 2021 AAD Advisory Board Update

The AAD Advisory Board is a year-round, two-way street of information. Please alert me to any issues that arise that may benefit from my involvement in the AAD Advisory Board. Here are the latest updates:

  • Advisory Board Resolutions: It’s that time of the year again. If there is an issue of interest and/or concern, now is your opportunity to submit a resolution from which an official Academy position might arise. The deadline for resolutions is February 12. Link to resolution template.

  • Advisory Board Elections: The Advisory Board will hold an election during the Virtual General Business Meeting to fill three vacant seats on the Advisory Board Executive Committee. If you are interested in running for this position, please submit an abbreviated CV (2-3 pages) to by February 15.

  • Resolutions Update: The resolution updates from the Annual and Summer meetings includes the outcomes from the Board of Directors’ meeting and their recommendations for each resolution. The statuses report whether the resolution has been completed and implemented, or if the wok is still ongoing.

  • 2020 Advisory Board Annual Report: The 2020 Annual Report of the Advisory Board. highlights our mission and goals, all of the resolutions that were submitted, and all of the outstanding work we achieved last year, despite the difficult circumstances. Thank you for everyone’s continued efforts and dedication to the AAD.

  • AADA Welcomes New Congress: The 117th Congress was gaveled into session on January 3, 2021. AADA staff are working to build relationships with freshman members of Congress, monitor leadership and committee assignments, and analyze the path forward for our legislative priorities. Do you know any of the new members of Congress? If you have a personal relationship with an elected official at the state or federal level, whether or not they’re a freshman member of Congress, we want to hear about it! Please tell us about your personal connections to lawmakers here.

This month’s state policy update can be accessed at this link.


December 2020 state policy.

July 2020 state policy.


June 2020 state policy.

May 2020 state policy.

April 2020 state policy.

March 2020 state advisory board general meeting summary.

February 2020 state policy.


Advocacy accomplishments

  • NSDSS was granted an Ignite Grant from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) to address safety in medical spa facilities, the Med Spa Safety Act.  We will be using this grant to work on improving patient care and helping to ensure that all facilities performing cosmetic procedures are providing proper supervision of providers. The grant will give us hands-on assistance in navigating the legislative process and the funding critical to successfully advocate for patient safety related state legislation. Hiring a lobbyist and strategizing for next year’s session will be our priority in 2020.

  • In May 2019, Nevada became the 21st state to allow students to possess and use sunscreen in school. Governor Sisolak signed State Bill 159, which also enables children to wear sun protective clothing and allows schools to teach sun safe behaviors. This law was based on the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) SUNucate model legislation. The NSDDS played an active role in advocating for the passage of this legislation and feel that this is a crucial policy for protecting young Nevadans.



NSDDS is dedicated to promoting the educational and professional interests of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons; providing a vehicle for advocacy and public educational efforts, and addressing socioeconomic issues that impact the practice of dermatology and dermatologic surgery in the state of Nevada.


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