LEGAL DATABASE

This database is a resource center for information about laws, regulations and policies that can affect Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therapy Dogs. The information presented here is not meant to constitute legal advice. Any questions regarding the interpretation or application of federal, state, or local laws or regulations or policies should be directed to an attorney at law. The author of this website -- Nathaniel Lukas Redekopp -- and/or Pets and Helping Dogs, LLC, does not assume any responsibility for any use or misuse of website content. The author  is not responsible for any injury that may occur through the use or misuse of any content in website.  

 

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SUMMARY

SUMMARY

 

This document summarizes information most likely to be useful to PHD students and graduates. It identifies and defines relevant terms. Note that definitions and terms can vary between different laws, policies and regulations: common ones identified and defined here. This document also summarizes  rights and responsibilities of working dog teams and those individuals and entities with whom they interact. Readers are recommended to consult reference materials, including those below. 

FEDERAL LAW

ADA definition of

disability

 

ADA definition of

Service Animal 

 

ADA overview

 

ADA Q & A about Service Animals

 

ADA definition of Service Animal (more detail)

 

ADA Q & A

(general information)

 

ADA Title III summary

 

Assistance animals and housing - summary

 

Service Animals in state parks

Service Dog Rights:

Analysis 

 

Fair housing laws - summary

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

 

The Fair Housing Act

 

STATE LAW

New Mexico -  2013 

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

Air Travel

Air Travel

CITY LAW

New Mexico Tech policy on Service Animals

 

UNM policy on Service Animals & Assistance Animals 

 

Section 504 in public schools - a parent's guide

 

SCHOOLS

Antioch University policy on Service Dogs

Onaga, A. Requests for Service Animals: Developing Compliant School Policies, Procedures and Responses. LRP Publications.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Service and Emotional Support Animals belonging to patrons and employees

 

Template for Emotional Support Dog letter from physician or therapist

Do's and don'ts (Service Dog etiquette and cultural humility)

UPDATED 2-12-20

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