2015 Iowa Code
TITLE VI - HUMAN SERVICES
SUBTITLE 1 - SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
CHAPTER 216C - RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Section 216C.11 - Service dogs and assistive animals.
1. For purposes of this section,“service dog” means a dog specially trained to assist a person with a disability, whether described as a service dog, a support dog, an independence dog, or otherwise. “Assistive animal” means a simian or other animal specially trained or in the process of being trained to assist a person with a disability.
2. A person with a disability, a person assisting a person with a disability by controlling a service dog or an assistive animal, or a person training a service dog or an assistive animal has the right to be accompanied by a service dog or an assistive animal, under control, in any of the places listed in sections 216C.3 and 216C.4 without being required to make additional payment for the service dog or assistive animal. A landlord shall waive lease restrictions on the keeping of animals for the service dog or assistive animal of a person with a disability. The person is liable for damage done to any premises or facility by a service dog or assistive animal.
3. A person who knowingly denies or interferes with the right of a person under this section is, upon conviction, guilty of a simple misdemeanor.
88 Acts, ch 1067, §1
91 Acts, ch 69, §1
96 Acts, ch 1129, §113, 2009 Acts, ch 163, §1, 2010 Acts, ch 1069, §27, 2010 Acts, ch 1079, §9
Referred to in 717F.1