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SERVICE ANIMALS

 

Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business

U.S. Department of Justice (1998), 3 pages
Publication explaining the requirements of the ADA regarding animals that accompany and provide services for a person with a disability.
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Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.

Model Protocol on Service Animals in Domestic Violence Shelters

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2009), protocol 23 pages, Webinar 1 hour 54 minutes 
Document containing three sections: basic information about service animals and the people who use them; basic information about the laws that apply to domestic violence shelters and service animals; and suggested policies and procedures for domestic violence shelters regarding service animals. Webinar reviews laws and provides strategies.
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Revised ADA Requirements: Service Animals

U.S. Department of Justice (2011), 3 pages
Brief overview clarifies issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding service animals.
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