Health Tip: Service Animal Rights
(HealthDay News) -- Service animals, typically dogs, are trained to perform tasks for people with a disability.
These animals are generally allowed in any public area, including businesses and hospitals, says the U.S. Department of Justice.
The department mentions these rules that relate to service animals:
Allergies or fear of dogs are not legal reasons for denying access to a person with a service animal.
A service animal cannot be forced to leave unless it is out of control or not housebroken.
Establishments that sell or prepare food must allow service animals.
People with service animals cannot be isolated, treated poorly or charged a fee that's related to the animal.
Staff are not required to provide care or food for a service animal.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals must be leashed, harnessed or tethered, unless the device interferes with the animal's ability to work.
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