People With Disabilities Accompanied By Dog Guide Or For Assistance.

Original Language Title: Personas con discapacidad acompañadas por Perro Guía o de Asistencia.

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RIGHT of access, WANDERING and stay right of access, AMBULATION and PERMANENCY Law 26.858 people with disabilities accompanied by dog guide or assistance. Passed: May 22 in 2013. Adopted: June 10, 2013.
The Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: chapter I provisions general article 1 - object. This law aims to ensure the right to access, ambulation, and permanence to public and private of public access sites and services of public transport, in its various forms, of all persons with disabilities, accompanied by a dog guide or assistance.
Article 2 ° - exercise. The exercise of the right of access, ambulation and permanence consists in the constant presence of the dog guide or of assistance accompanying to the person with disability.
Article 3 ° - free. Access, ambulation, and permanence of the dog guide or assistance to the places referred to in article 1 does not cause for its user any additional expenditure.
Chapter II dog of assistance article 4 °-definition of dog guide or for assistance. Dog is considered guide or assistance that that after overcoming a selection process, complete successfully their training, escort, driving, help and alert in persons with disabilities and get the certificate stating so. He certified can be extended by an institution national or international officially recognized or approved by the Authority's application.
Article 5 ° - enabling. To exercise the rights set out in chapter I the user to must have a badge and a badge issued by the enforcement authority for which should be: to) evidence compliance with the certificate referred to in article 4. (b) evidence compliance with the hygiene and health conditions referred to in article 8. (c) identify the person with disabilities the dog user guide or assistance. In the cases of people dogs users guides or non-resident attendance in our country, it will only be necessary to display certificate and badge granted by their country of origin and authenticated by consular representation.
Article 6 °-identification. Every dog guide or assistance should be identified, by placing in place and visible form of the corresponding official badge. The credential issued only can be demanded to the person holder by the authority competent or by the responsible of the place or service that is using.
Article 7 ° - obligations. Dog guide or assistance should be subject by a strap or harness with handle of metal or another similar function item, not being mandatory the use of muzzle. The person enabled user must use the dog guide or assistance for those functions for which it has been trained. The person enabled the user will be liable for damages that may cause the animal to charge.
Article 8 ° - hygienic and sanitary conditions. Dogs guide or assistance must comply with the hygienic and sanitary conditions laid down for pets in general and in particular for its function of dog guide or assistance, plus the following: to) be free from communicable diseases to man, understanding as such in existing anthropozoonosis box at all times. (b) comply with the vaccination schedule, periodic treatments and diagnostic tests that establishes the enforcement authority. Compliance with the hygiene and health conditions laid down in this article, must register annually, through certification issued by veterinarian in exercise.
Article 9 ° - loss of the rating. The person dog user guide or assistance will lose the qualification by any of the following reasons: 1. by resignation. 2. for failure to be linked to a dog guide or assistance. (3. for breach of the conditions of hygiene and health laid down in article 5th, subparagraph (b)). 4. for damage to persons or property caused by the dog guide or assistance according to the guidelines that they set regulations. The loss of the qualification must be ordered by the same body that gave it.
ARTICLE 10. -Mode of exercise. The exercise of the rights established in this law in relation to use public and private passenger transportation is subject to the following features of accessibility and removal of barriers: to) persons with disabilities accompanied by dog guide or assistance takes precedence in the reserve of the most suitable seat with more space free in your environment or adjacent to a passageway , according to the mean of transport of that is concerned. (b) in the transportation services of passengers, in its various forms, the dog guide or assistance you should travel next to their user or user in the most appropriate way and according to the regulations of this law, established it unless their presence is taken into consideration in the calculation of the maximum authorized capacity.
Chapter III places public article 11. (-For the purposes of the provisions of chapter I of this law, refers to public and private of public access, the following places: to) food, local commercial establishments, public and private sector offices, places of leisure and free time, sports and cultural centres, establishments of public or private education, religious establishments, health and welfare centres. (b) any public or private passenger, in its various forms, transportation and reserved areas for public use in the corresponding terminals or stations using different means of transport mentioned. (c) hotels, hostels, camps, bungalows, apartments, resorts, campsites and establishments in general aimed at providing, through price, room or residence to the people, so how any other places open to the public in which directly related to tourism services. (d) in general, anywhere else, local or private of public access and public establishment.
Chapter IV penalties article 12. -Penalty. Who somehow prevent, obstruct or restrict the enjoyment of the rights established in this law shall be punishable in accordance with law 23592 and its modifications.
Chapter V provisions article 13 end. -Competition authority. The national executive power shall designate the enforcement authority. The autonomous city of Buenos Aires and the provinces will act as local law-enforcement authorities exercising control, surveillance and compliance with this Act and its regulations with respect to the alleged infringements committed in their jurisdictions.
ARTICLE 14. -Training centres. The enforcement authority will promote the creation of training centres with national, provincial and municipal agencies that have compatible with dog training areas.
ARTICLE 15. -Users and users of dog guide or existing assistance must currently comply with recognition and identification requirements provided in this law.
ARTICLE 16. -Regulation. This law must be regulated within the hundred eighty (180) days after its promulgation.
ARTICLE 17. -Adhesion. Invited to the provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires to adhere to the provisions of this law.
ARTICLE 18. -Communicate to the national executive power.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO. 26.858 - AMADO BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Gervasio Bozzano. -John H. Estrada.

Date of publication: 14/06/2013