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.