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

October 2020 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:

  • Resolutions Results: All of the Summer Resolutions passed and will be presented at the November Board of Directors meeting. The approved resolutions are as follows:

    • AAD001: Stimulating Membership Engagement through the Advisory Board Resolution Process

    • AAD002: Postpone the Micrographic Dermatologic Society (MDS) Examination

    • AADA001: AAD/A Summer 2020 – Overreaching Government Power in a Pandemic

    • AADA002: Promote Young Gifted Members to become Engaged in the Organization of the AAD/A

    • AADA003: Telemedicine

  • New Prior Authorization Resources: The Academy has updated its prior authorization resources. The content is housed under the Prior authorization & drug pricing section on the Practice Management Center. The direct link can be found here. You can learn more about best practices, barriers/solutions and see examples of a prior authorization workflow in a small dermatology practice.

  • New AAD Fellow designation: Use the new AAD Fellow (FAAD) designation graphic to promote yourself and educate the public on why they should choose a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. This designation is only available to board-certified dermatologists who are members of the AAD and can be downloaded here.

  • Young Physicians Forum: The Academy is hosting its first ever Young Physicians Forum, “Advancing Dermatology Forum: A Conversation with Young Physicians”, to discuss issues regarding scope of practice, truth in advertising, public outreach, and more. The forum for our region will take place on December 9, 2020 with more details to come.

  • Nominate a Colleague for the 2021 Advocate of the Year Award: Nominate a colleague for the 2021 AADA Advocate of the Year Award! The award is presented annually to one AADA member who sets an example for his or her peers by undertaking a significant amount of advocacy endeavors, at the state and/or federal level, on behalf of the specialty. Nominations are open through November 13, 2020.

The October state policy update can be accessed at this link.

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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