State policy

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State policy and action

Stay up to date with the latest dermatology news at the state level, and read AADA comment and response letters.

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Pending state legislation

Find out what's happening in your state as well as what's happening across the country.

Scope of practice

Scope of practice

Learn more about state policy and access other resources regarding scope of practice for PAs, NPs, and medispas.

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Step therapy legislation

Learn more about step therapy, keep track of the latest legislation, and submit your own story if step therapy impacts you and your patients. 

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Melanoma state reporting

Dermatologists are required to report all new cases of melanoma to help identify disease trends, track outbreaks, and aid in preventive measures.

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State society resources

Be an active member of your state dermatology society. The Academy has resources to help. 

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FSMB Interstate Licensure Compact

Learn more about the proposed compact that offers a new, voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. 

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Awards and grants

Showcase your dedication to specialty advocacy at the state and/or federal level by applying for an award or grant. Select "Advocacy" in the search filter.


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State advocacy toolkits

Access valuable resources to educate, advocate, and communicate with the public, media, and policymakers about pressing state policy issues. 


State legislative process

Download this infographic to learn how a bill becomes a law and how you can take action.
State Legislative Process