Skin cancer state legislation and regulation

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) is constantly working with state dermatology societies and state legislatures to introduce and support laws and regulations that protect consumers and promote awareness about skin cancer prevention and the dangers of indoor tanning.
•    Learn more about the AADA's indoor tanning advocacy activities with state legislatures.

•    Access the AADA Indoor Tanning Toolkit.


State Legislation and Regulations:

•   California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington have passed laws that prohibit minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning. Oregon and Washington prohibit minors under the age of 18 years old from using indoor tanning devices, unless a prescription is provided.
•    Connecticut, New Jersey and New York passed laws that prohibit minors under the age of 17 from using tanning devices. New York also requires in-person parental consent for those ages 17-18
•    Prior to Illinois passing its state-wide ban, Springfield and Chicago, Illinois instituted ordinances prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning.


Additional AAD resources

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Become involved in the AADA political action committee


Contact your member of Congress using the AADA Dermatology Advocacy Network

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Learn about the AADA event held annually in Washington, D.C.

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A variety of programs to develop specialty leaders.

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Information on a variety of dermatologic issues that have recently been in the news.