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Sunscreen at Summer Camps

The good news is that in 2011 the state of Maryland passed a set of guidelines to protect children from inappropriate physical contact. The bad news is that the guidelines extended to procedures routinely performed by camp counselors, such as the application of sunscreen to campers.The guidelines required that parents wishing to protect their children from the sun’s ultraviolet rays with sunscreen had to give camp counselors permission to apply it, causing some to question whether this was a 'Nanny State' law.

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