FDACF – Health Requirements and Services: Student Self-Application of Sunscreen

Health Requirements and Services: 

Student Self-Application of Sunscreen

Student Self-Application of Sunscreen

Under Policy FDAC, elementary and middle school students are prohibited from carrying or self-administering medication on school premises except in certain limited circumstances. Sunscreen is a compound topically applied to prevent sunburn. Some sunscreen may be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and therefore might be considered a medication. Whether or not a sunscreen is regulated by the FDA, students shall be allowed to possess and self-apply sunscreen without being required to have parent, physician, or physician assistant authorization.

Utah Code § 53G-9-208(1), (2) (2019)

Peer Sunscreen Application Prohibited

No student is permitted to apply sunscreen to another student.