What do you do when you meet a service dog?
What About Businesses???
Where is a Service Animal Allowed to Go?
Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.
Here is a link to the Revised ADA Service Dog Requirements:
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In accordance with the Disabilities Act of 1990:
Many business DO NOT know this but....
THEY MAY ASK ONLY 2 QUESTIONS:
1. Is this a Service Dog?
2. What tasks does the Service Dog perform?
Businesses MAY NOT:
1. Require special identification for the animal
2. Ask about the persons disability
3. Charge additional fees because of the animal
4. Refuse admittance, isolate, segregate or
treat the person less favorably than other patrons.