California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

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.  More

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.   More

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.   More

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.  More

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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 Member Inquiry link above. CalDerm members only.

What's New

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Send Message to Federation: Don't Compound Derm Policy Problems

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CLIA "Poison Pill" Rumor Squelched

Monday, April 4, 2016

Legislative Committee Meets to take Positions for 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Assembly Chair for Key Legislative Committees

2015 CalDerm Industry Support & Exhibitors