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.


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