Legislative & Regulatory Issues

CalDerm serves as the "boots on the ground" team at the state Capitol in Sacramento, monitoring all legislative and regulatory activity that impacts Dermatology and the House of Medicine. Each year, thousands of legislative bills are introduced and CalDerm has its finger on the pulse of these issues, following bills through the various committees and hearings, ensuring that Dermatology has a seat at the policy-making table.

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Landmark Legislation

In 2011, CalDerm and the AIM at Melanoma Foundation sponsored first-in-the-nation legislation, SB 746 (Lieu), to prohibit minors from using commercial tanning beds. We and our allies successfully moved the bill, committee by committee, house to house, and to Governor Brown's office, where in September it sat awaiting his action.

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Patient Safety

CalDerm is committed to patient safety and focused on excessive exposure to the sun and ultraviolet rays including indoor tanning beds. This section provides information on skin cancer screening clinics offered around the country and resources on how to protect your skin.

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Allied Healthcare Management

CalDerm receives many calls from our members inquiring about the scope of practice for allied health professionals in their practices. In this section, we are providing Dermatologists with a quick reference to our most frequently asked questions regarding allied health professionals.

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Member Inquiry

Have a question? CalDerm can assist you with Legislative & Regulatory Issues, Coding & Reimbursement, Allied Health Professionals or other general practice matters. Please click on the More button below. CalDerm members only.

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Upcoming Events

June 16 - 18, 2017
The Meritage Napa Valley Resort co-hosed with Sacramento Valley Dermatology Society, Northern California Dermatology Society & San Francisco Dermatology Society

Sep 15 - 17, 2017
2017 CalDerm Symposium - The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort - Santa Barbara, CA

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