Pupils wouldn't need doctor's note for sunscreen under bill
Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow students to take sunscreen into schools without a doctor's note.
The state House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the bill Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Senate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration labels sunscreen as a medication. Rhode Island's proposal would exempt sunscreen from rules banning students from using over-the-counter medications at schools without special permission.
Washington's governor signed similar legislation into law last week, following Arizona a week earlier.
A Rhode Island school nurse association is opposed to the bill. It says there's a danger of students taking in sunscreen and sharing it with other students who are allergic to it.
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