Update on Service Animals/Assistive Animals – Revised FEHA Regulations (K-12)

This document is being provided as an update of the September 3, 2010, and March 8, 2011, Legal Update No. 23-2010 from our office regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as related to recently revised California law on service animals/assistive animals. As we previously discussed, the new and amended ADA regulations regarding services animals became effective on March 15, 2011. However, in addition to the federal ADA regulations, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission recently (effective December 30, 2012) significantly revised and amended the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations regarding., Word versions of the model policies are available by contacting our office.