ORS 346.685¹
Rights of person with physical impairment and trainer
  • prohibition on admission charge for animal
  • access to transportation
  • liability for damage by animal

(1) A person with a physical impairment has the right to have an assistance animal with the person, and a trainer has the right to have an assistance animal or assistance animal trainee with the trainer, in any place of public accommodation or on any mode of transportation so long as the person or trainer controls the behavior of the animal.

(2) A trainer or a person with a physical impairment is not required to pay an additional fee or admission charge for the assistance animal.

(3) The assistance animal shall be allowed to accompany its owner in an ambulance or other mode of transportation in the event of a medical emergency. If the owner is unconscious, the assistance animal shall be placed in an emergency veterinary clinic until the person regains consciousness and can make arrangements for the animal, or a relative responsible for the injured person is contacted and can make arrangements for the animal, or until the injured person dies, in which case the authorities will attempt to contact the school, where the animal was trained, for further action.

(4) A trainer or a person with a physical impairment is liable for any damages done to a place of public accommodation or to any mode of transportation by the assistance animal. [1989 c.336 §2; 2007 c.70 §143]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 346—Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors346.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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