FAA(LEGAL) - EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: SERVICE ANIMALS

Federal Law

ADA Service Animal

Service Dogs

Policies, Practices, or Procedures

Access

Exceptions
  1. The animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control it; or
  2. The animal is not housebroken.

Inquiries

Care or Supervision of Animal

Surcharges

Fair Housing Act Assistance Animal

  1. Service animals; and
  2. Other trained or untrained animals that do work, perform tasks, provide assistance, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities (referred to as "support animals").

Miniature Horses

Reasonable Modifications

Assessment Factors

  1. The type, size, and weight of the miniature horse and whether the facility can accommodate these features;
  2. Whether the handler has sufficient control of the miniature horse;
  3. Whether the miniature horse is housebroken; and
  4. Whether the miniature horse's presence in a specific facility compromises legitimate safety requirements that are necessary for safe operation.

Other Requirements

State Law

Public Facilities

Definitions

Assistance Animal or Service Animal
Person with a Disability
Public Facility

Assistance Animal Access

Harassment and Harm Prohibited

Transportation

Housing

Inquiries

Exception
  1. Whether the service animal is required because the person has a disability; and
  2. What type of work or task the service animal is trained to perform.

Responsibilities of Persons with Disabilities

Penalties

  1. A fine of not more than $300; and
  2. Thirty hours of community service to be performed for a governmental entity or nonprofit organization that primarily serves persons with visual impairments or other disabilities, or for another entity or organization at the discretion of the court, to be completed in not more than one year.

Food Service Establishments and Retail Food Stores

Service Animal

  1. Guiding a person who has a visual impairment;
  2. Alerting a person who has a hearing impairment or who is deaf;
  3. Pulling a wheelchair;
  4. Alerting and protecting a person who has a seizure disorder;
  5. Reminding a person who has a mental illness to take prescribed medication; and
  6. Calming a person who has post-traumatic stress disorder.

Access

Inquiries

Blinn College

FAA(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 40

DATE ISSUED: 11/13/2020