N.Y. Penal Law Section 242.00

For purposes of this article:


“Service animal” shall mean any animal that has been partnered with a person who has a disability and has been trained or is being trained, by a qualified person, to aid or guide a person with a disability.


“Disability” shall have the same meaning as provided in Executive Law § 292 (Definitions)section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law.


“Handler” shall mean a disabled person using a service animal.


“Formal training program” or “certified trainer” shall mean an institution, group or individual who has documentation and community recognition as a provider of service animals.

Source: Section 242.00 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/242.­00 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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