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


Thursday, May 28, 2020
2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EST


Cost: Free


Format: Webinar


Where: Online/Web-based


Sponsored By:

Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
from the Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

Description:

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. 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. <.li>
  • 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.

Presenter: Pam Williamson is the Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The Southeast ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network.



Registration:

Deadline to Register - May 27, 2020

To register, go to http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php or choose the website address link below.

These 90-minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Zoom webinar platform. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived. This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

To view all of the webinar sessions or to see previous sessions, go to http://www.adapresentations.org/schedule.php

Contact For More Information:


Pacific ADA Center
Phone: 510-285-5600 (v/tty)
Email: adapresentations@adapacific.org
Web: Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
(adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php)


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