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November 6, 2018

New York Law Journal

By: Eva C. Talel

In this article, Eva Talel features a recently enacted New York state law that criminalizes the fraudulent designation of a therapy dog, in an effort to deter individuals from “mis-labeling” their pets in order to evade legal restrictions on where animals are permitted. Her column also features the recommendations made in a report issued a week ago by a Therapy Dog Working Group of the State Department of Agriculture — that therapy and emotional support animals be trained, certified as such, and carry liability insurance. Last, she offers guidance to boards and managers in light of these recent developments. 

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