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Policy Summary: Service Animals in Stanford Health Care facilities
Stanford Health Care is committed to providing individuals with disabilities full and equal access to services and treatment.
Service animals are permitted in all areas of Stanford Health Care (SHC) that are open to the public, including most patient areas, provided the service animal does not pose a direct threat or fundamentally alter SHC’s operations, policies, practices, or procedures.
A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a disabled Person. Dogs that solely provide companionship, comfort, and emotional support are not service animals under the ADA.