TITLE XII
PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 167-D
SERVICE ANIMALS AND SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

Section 167-D:2

    167-D:2 Service Animal Duties. –
I. The work or tasks performed by a service animal shall be directly related to the handler's disability. Work and tasks may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks.
(b) Alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds.
(c) Providing nonviolent protection or rescue work.
(d) Pulling a wheelchair.
(e) Assisting an individual during a seizure.
(f) Alerting individuals to the presence of allergens.
(g) Retrieving items such as medicine or a telephone.
(h) Providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities.
(i) Helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disability by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.
II. The crime determent effect of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this chapter.

Source. 2011, 170:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2012.