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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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The new SD Access Law onto Federal Property was signed into law by the President on Aug 06, 2012.

Unlike the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Regulatory Law (limiting types of Service Dogs for new benefits) this new law passed by Congress is open to all types of Service Dogs.

Limitation is that it states:
" For purposes of this subsection, a covered service dog is a service dog that has been trained by an entity that is accredited by an appropriate accrediting body that evaluates and accredits organizations which train guide or service dogs."

Currently "an appropriate accrediting body" is not mentioned by name in this law. If they expanded this by mentioning specific accrediting organization they would have to amend the law or pass a new law with each addition or deletion to the list of accrediting organizations.

In reading this Access Law it is important to remember that this concerns access to "to any building or other property owned or controlled by the Federal Government" and not Public Access Rights of handlers of private property addressed by Title III of the ADA such as malls, restaurants, banks etc.

TJ aka Theresa A. Jennings
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