Helpful Terms Explained

What Is It? 

Why Do We Care?

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations
American federal law

Provides the meat and bones of federal Service Dog law

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act
A civil rights law

Bestows public access rights to disabled individuals with a Service Animal

FHAA

Fair Housing Ammedments Act
A civil rights law amendment

Extends ADA protection to disabled individuals with a Service Animal who are seeking housing in the public sector

ACAA

Air Carrier Access Act
Specific section of the CFR

Ensures access to air transportation on all carriers for all individuals with a Service Animal

 

C.F.R. § 36.202 NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY BY PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND IN COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

Federal Service Dog Law in Plain English