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Citation:  Glenn, Margaret K.; Foreman, Anne M.; Wirth, Oliver; Shahan, Katie M.; Meade, Barbara J.; & Thorne, Kendra L. (2017). Legislation and Other Legal Issues Relevant in Choosing to Partner with a Service Dog in the Workplace. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 83 (2), 17-26.
Title:  Legislation and Other Legal Issues Relevant in Choosing to Partner with a Service Dog in the Workplace
Authors:  Glenn, Margaret K.; Foreman, Anne M.; Wirth, Oliver; Shahan, Katie M.; Meade, Barbara J.; & Thorne, Kendra L.
Year:  2017
Journal/Publication:  The Journal of Rehabilitation
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Association
Research summary:  https://ep.vcurrtc.org/resources/content.cfm/1372
Full text:  https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-503309637/legislation-a...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported
Research design:  Literature review

Structured abstract:

Background:  Service dogs have recently gained popularity in their use for people with disabilities. People can find service dogs helping their partner in many environments that they may not be used to seeing them in. But can these service dogs be used in the workplace to accommodate an employee with a disability? The authors of this article conducted a literature review looking at federal, state, and local laws in reference to the use of service dogs by individuals with disabilities.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Chronic mental illness
Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Learning disabilities
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Visual impairment
Severe physical disability
Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Older workers (55+)
Veterans
Persons with multiple disabilities (e.g., deaf-blindness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse)
Co-morbidity: Anxiety disorders and OCD
Co-morbidity: Hearing impairments
Co-morbidity: Intellectual disabilities
Co-morbidity: Mood disorders (depression and bipolar)
Co-morbidity: Traumatic stress / PTSD
Co-morbidity: Visual impairments
Interventions:  Accommodations
Accommodations / modifications
Outcomes:  Full-time employment