Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Central FLorida, east of Gainesville
The rules of the Washington State Law Against Discrimination defines a disability as any abnormal sensory, mental or physical condition that:Can a bag boy at the grocery store ask a disabled person what is wrong with them?
• Is medically cognizable or diagnosable
• exists as a record or history
• is perceived to exist.
There are no legal requirements for service animals to be specially identified. Some, but not all, service animals, wear special collars and harnesses. Some, but not all, are licensed or “certified” and/or have identification papers. If you are not certain that an animal is a service animal, you may ask the person who has the animal if it is a service animal required because of a disability. A public entity cannot require any proof of a person’s disability, or identification or certification of the service animal’s status.Can a teller at a bank ask a disabled person what their Service Dog does for them?