Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law this week allowing students to possess and use sunscreen in school.
The bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature with only state Sen. Ira Hansen voting no, was based on model legislation prepared by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association.
Nevada is the 21st state in the nation to adopt legislation specifically allowing sunscreen in schools, the association said in a release.
The bill was designed “to eliminate barriers prohibiting students from possessing and using over-the-counter sunscreen in schools and camps by exempting these products from broad reaching ‘medication bans,'” the association statement said.
Nevada’s new law also clarifies that in addition to using sunscreen at school, students, while outside, are allowed “to wear protective clothing, such as a hat.”