Dr. Dolev is on the board of CalDerm who has been instrumental in passing a new California law:

Governor Jerry Brown waited until his final day to act – and act he did – signing CalDerm’s co-sponsored bill SB 746 (Lieu) into law, October 9. California now becomes the first state to prohibit minors under 18 from using commercial tanning beds, a move that will help protect young adults from developing deadly melanoma.

“The California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm) and AIM at Melanoma Foundation, the bill’s two co-sponsors, applaud Governor Brown for taking the time to thoroughly understand the importance of this first-in-the-nation legislation,” said Alex Miller, MD, President of CalDerm. “We also commend Senator Ted Lieu, his staff and the members of the California legislature who supported efforts to protect young Californians from the dangers of indoor tanning.”

The bill’s signing has quickly become national news – a Google search at noon Monday showed more than 1400 articles and postings – as the story traveled via cable and broadcast news programs as well as the Associated Press and Reuters. On Monday morning, it was already the subject of several talk radio programs around the state.

CalDerm expresses its appreciation to its leaders, members, their patients, our co-sponsors AIM at Melanoma Foundation, and the fellow provider and patient groups that added their support. Acknowledgement of specific contributions will be forthcoming.

CalDerm also thanks heartily thanks Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and his staff for their authorship and relentness advocacy for the bill. The Senator and CalDerm staff called each other Monday to share congratulations.