Law allows use of sunscreen at Illinois schools without doctor’s note

Law allows use of sunscreen at Illinois schools without doctor’s note
House Bill 4685 will allow students to have sunscreen while on school property or at a school-sponsored event without a doctor’s note. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation into law that would allow the use of sunscreen on children at school without a doctor’s note.

Current law in Illinois required students to bring a doctor’s prescription to have or use sunscreen at their school or camp due to its classification as an over-the-counter drug by the FDA.

House Bill 4685 will allow students to have sunscreen while on school property or at a school-sponsored event without a doctor’s note. In addition, schools must implement a curriculum that teaches students about skin cancer and how to reduce the risk for it.

This legislation will go into effect immediately.

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