Prior Authorization Reform- HB 225 and SB 225 - 2/9/21
State Rep. Steven Mentzer and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill recently circulated co-sponsorship memos to all members of the House and Senate about a prior authorization bill they plan to reintroduce this session. Urge your State Representative and State Senator to co-sponsor this important legislation.
HB 225 and SB 225 proposal would:
Pennsylvania's Indoor Tanning Regulation
PA Senator Pat Browne with eight cosponsors recently introduced PA Senate Bill 909 which would prohibit the use of indoor tanning facilities for those under the age of 18. This will replace the legislation from May 6, 2014, Act 41 of 2014 which prohibits use of tanning facilities by minors under the age of 17, and requires parental consent for 17-year-olds.
It also requires:
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, every year nearly 2.3 million American teenagers visit tanning salons. In addition, a study published in the International Journal of Cancer in May 2011 determined that for young people diagnosed with melanoma between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, 76 percent were attributable to indoor tanning bed use.
Access to Sun Protection in Schools- HB 1228
On October 17, 2018, House Bill 1228, which aims to increase access to sun protection in schools, received final passage in the Senate with a vote of 49-0. The bill was signed into law by the governor on October 24, 2018.
This legislation ensures the following:
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The PAD would like to thank Representative Hal English for sponsoring this legislation.
Organizations that Support Indoor Tanning Legislation