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§ 801. Public accommodations--Policy to prohibit animals--Service animal exception

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 4. AnimalsEffective: November 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 4. Animals (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 18. Public Accommodations and Service Animals
Effective: November 1, 2019
4 Okl.St.Ann. § 801
§ 801. Public accommodations--Policy to prohibit animals--Service animal exception
A. For purposes of this section:
1. The terms “place of public accommodation”, “public accommodation” and “service animal” shall have the same meaning as such terms are defined in 28 C.F.R., Section 36.104. “Service animal” does not include an emotional support animal or a therapy animal;
2. “Emotional support animal” means an animal selected to reside with an individual with a disability that does not work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability and does not accompany at all times an individual with a disability; and
3. “Therapy animal” means a personal pet who is certified to make therapeutic visits with a trained volunteer to places including, but not limited to, nursing facilities, schools and hospitals to bring therapeutic benefit, comfort and cheer to others.
B. A public accommodation may adopt a policy to prohibit animals, except service animals, from entering the place of public accommodation.
C. A public accommodation which adopts such a policy shall post a sign in a conspicuous location outside the entrance of the place of public accommodation stating which animals or types of animals are prohibited. Such sign shall also state that service animals are permitted.
D. If a public accommodation inquires into the qualification of a service animal, the public accommodation shall comply with 28 C.F.R., Section 36.302(c)(6).

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Laws 2019, c. 361, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2019.
4 Okl. St. Ann. § 801, OK ST T. 4 § 801
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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