From the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Many people, including health care professionals and other service providers, may be unsure of statutory requirements when interacting with an individual with a disability using a service or guide animal. This source gives guidelines for proper requirements.
Department Of Justice - Civil Rights Division - Disability Rights
Section on Service Animals: FAQs
Does the ADA require service animals to be professionally trained?
No. People with disabilities have the right to train the dog themselves and are not required to use a professional service dog training program.
- Do service animals have to wear a vest or patch or special harness identifying them as service animals?
No. The ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness.
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