After more that two years of discussions, advocating, and debating the clarified definition of what is a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the new rules including the new definition of what constitutes a service animal go in effect today! Read the Amended sections of Title II of the ADA (the word service animal appears in this document 226 times!) These provisions were issued September 15, 2010. Then go on over and read the corrections that apply to this section that were issued March 11, 2011. The word service animal appears in this short, 2-page, document 27 times!
Of course the service animal provisions are not the only sections of the ADA to be amended, see the press release issued yesterday for some more interesting areas of change