ADA National Network Learning Session: Who Let the Dogs (and Miniature Horses) In? Service Animals in Health Care Facilities

Thursday, February 22, 2024
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Eastern time

Hosted by: Pacific ADA Center, ADA National Network

NOTE: Registration limited to 1000 participants.
Online: Register in Zoom for this free webinar on Feb. 22

According to the Bureau of Global Public Affairs within the U.S. Department of State, approximately 500,000 service dogs assist people with disabilities across the country. As a general rule, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals must be given access to places their human handlers go, including health care facilities. As service animals become more common, health care professionals are more likely to come in contact with them in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other medical settings.

During this webinar, we will address the definition of a service animal, places a service animal can and cannot visit with his/her handler, the questions that can be asked of the person with a disability, and how to interact with a service animal. We will also review a sample service animal policy for health care facilities.

As a health care provider, this webinar will help you understand the ADA, service animals, and the implantation of procedures that will enhance your ability to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care.

Learning objectives:

  • Define service animals under the ADA.
  • List the questions that can be asked about a service animal.
  • Identify places that a service animal can and cannot visit with his/her handler.
  • Understand how to interact appropriately with the service animal and its handler.
  • Recognize the importance of having a service animal policy.

Claire Stanley is the Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs for the American Council of the Blind. Claire has been involved in the field of disability advocacy for over a decade.

Registration closes at Midnight Pacific Time, February 21, 2024, or when limit reached of 1000 participants.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for alternate PDF or RTF formats of the slides or sign language interpreters must be made on the registration form by Friday, February 16.

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Contact Pacific ADA Center:
Phone: 510-285-5600