The government of Nova Scotia has introduced new legislation to protect the rights of service dog users.
Once the system is in place, a registrar will review applications to determine which service dog users qualify for rights protection. There will be penalties for denying rights, and also for falsely representing a service dog team.
There is growing diversity in the types of service dogs providing support to Nova Scotians, including people with autism, mobility issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and seizures.
Stay tuned for more information on this legislation when it is passed.