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.
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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.