Schuster quoted in Campus Security Report’s “Understand what laws apply when responding to issues involving animals on campus”

Saundra Schuster, a partner with The NCHERM Group, LLC (formerly the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management), explained the importance of first knowing the difference between “service” and “assistance” or emotional support/therapy animals under the law.

“Under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, colleges and universities must modify all policies, practices or procedures to permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a qualifying disability,” Schuster said. “However, that nexus between the training and the disability must be present.”

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