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If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: (800) 949-4232.
Service Animals under the ADA
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) defines "service animals" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities."
When it is not apparent as to why the person needs the animal, the DOJ allows two questions: 1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
Indiana has a state law on "service animals" and "service animal trainers" - I.C. 16-32-3-1.5 Service animals and I.C. 16-32-3-2 Public accommodations; service animals (To look up the Indiana code, go to http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/current/ic/)