(Providence, RI) -- A new law to note in Rhode Island as school begins this month. The bill signed by the governor this summer will allow children to possess and apply sunscreen products at school. The law supersedes state regulations that prohibit anyone other than a school nurse from administering medications. State Senator Joshua Miller, one of the sponsors of the legislation, says kids are taught about the importance of sunscreen, so it sends a confusing message if they are not allowed to apply it at school. Under the new law, children in kindergarten through fifth grade need to bring a note from their parent or guardian.
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