|Aug. 17, 2018 | www.fisherphillips.com|
On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Regulations issued in 1991 following the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required that public accommodations (which include restaurants, hotels, retail establishments, theaters and concert halls) modify their policies, practices, or procedures to permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability. Essentially this means that service animals accompanying persons with disabilities have to be admitted to establishments with policies otherwise excluding pets or other animals.