Section 12-21-148 Use of certified facility dog in certain legal proceedings. (a) For the purposes
of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) CERTIFIED FACILITY
DOG. A trained working dog that is a graduate of an assistance dog organization, a nonprofit
organization that sets standards of training for the health, welfare, task work, and oversight
for assistance dogs and their handlers, and shall have at a minimum all of the following:
a. Two years of training and must have passed the same public-access test as a service dog.
b. Documentation showing that the certified facility dog has graduated from an assistance
dog organization. c. A current annual certificate of health from an Alabama veterinarian.
d. Proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
(2) CERTIFIED HANDLER. A certified handler who has received training from an assistance dog
organization and has received training on the protocols and...
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Section 12-21-147 Use of registered therapy dog in certain legal proceedings. (a) For purposes
of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) ACTIVE MEMBER.
Therapy dog teams who have had recorded visits at facilities including hospitals, nursing
homes, libraries, and extended care facilities in the past 18 months. (2) REGISTERED HANDLER.
A volunteer registered by the court system as a therapy dog handler who has not been convicted
of sexual, animal, or domestic abuse or any felony, who has been registered by a qualifying
therapy dog organization, and has taken an oath of confidentiality. An officer of the court
may be a handler only if there is no expense to the state. (3) REGISTERED THERAPY DOG. a.
A trained emotional support dog that has been tested and registered by a nonprofit therapy
dog organization that sets standards and requirements for the health, welfare, task work,
and oversight for therapy dogs and their handlers, including at a minimum, all...
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Section 21-7-1 Declaration of policy; definitions. (a) It is the policy of this state to encourage
and enable the blind, the visually impaired, and the physically disabled to participate fully
in the social and economic life of the state and to engage in meaningful employment. (b) For
the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) HANDLER.
Includes an individual with a disability and a trainer. (2) HOUSING ACCOMMODATION. Any real
property or portion thereof which is used or occupied, or intended, arranged, or designed
to be used or occupied, as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more individuals,
but does not include any single-family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish
for compensation not more than one room therein. (3) INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY. As defined
by 42 U.S.C. §12102, and further defined as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment,
including a physical, sensory, psychiatric,...
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Section 22-19-161 Definitions. In this article: (1) "Adult" means an individual who
is at least 18 years of age. (2) "Agent" means an individual: (A) authorized to
make health care decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for health care;
or (B) expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal's behalf by any other
record signed by the principal. (3) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or
part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation,
therapy, research, or education. (4) "Coroner" means an elected or appointed official
who determines, with the assistance of other forensic scientists and investigators, the cause,
manner, and circumstances surrounding death. (5) "Decedent" means a deceased individual
whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. The term includes a stillborn
infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this article, a fetus. (6) "Disinterested...
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Section 12-15-314 Dispositions for dependent children. (a) If a child is found to be dependent,
the juvenile court may make any of the following orders of disposition to protect the welfare
of the child: (1) Permit the child to remain with the parent, legal guardian, or other legal
custodian of the child, subject to conditions and limitations as the juvenile court may prescribe.
(2) Place the child under protective supervision under the Department of Human Resources.
(3) Transfer legal custody to any of the following: a. The Department of Human Resources.
b. A local public or private agency, organization, or facility willing and able to assume
the education, care, and maintenance of the child and which is licensed by the Department
of Human Resources or otherwise authorized by law to receive and provide care for the child.
c. A relative or other individual who, after study by the Department of Human Resources, is
found by the juvenile court to be qualified to receive and care for the...
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Section 22-18-50 Enactment and text of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate
Compact. The Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact is hereby enacted
into law and entered into with all other jurisdictions legally joining therein in form substantially
as follows: SECTION 1. PURPOSE In order to protect the public through verification of competency
and ensure accountability for patient care related activities all states license emergency
medical services (EMS) personnel, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), advanced EMTs
and paramedics. This Compact is intended to facilitate the day to day movement of EMS personnel
across state boundaries in the performance of their EMS duties as assigned by an appropriate
authority and authorize state EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel
licensed in a member state. This Compact recognizes that states have a vested interest in
protecting the public's health and safety...
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Section 13A-11-231 Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following terms have
the following meanings: (1) HARASS. To engage in any conduct directed toward a service dog
or handler that is likely to impede or interfere with the performance of a service dog in
its duties or places the health and safety of the service dog or its handler in jeopardy.
Such conduct includes actions which distract, obstruct, or intimidate the service dog, such
as taunting, teasing, or striking. (2) INJURY. Physical or emotional injury to the service
dog. (3) NOTICE. An actual verbal or other communication warning that the behavior of the
person or the dog of the person is harassing toward the performance of a service dog in its
duty or endangering the health and safety of the service dog. (4) SERVICE DOG. A dog that
has been individually trained for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a physician-diagnosed
physical or mental disability or medical condition of a person as that term is used...
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Section 21-7-4 Right of a person with a disability to be accompanied by service animal; liability
for damages; violations. (a) An individual with a disability has the right to be accompanied
by a service animal in all areas of a public accommodation, including a public or private
school, that the public or customers are normally permitted to occupy. (b) A service animal
shall be under the control of its handler and shall have a harness, collar, leash,
or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because his or her disability prevents
him or her from the use of a harness, collar, leash, or other tether, or the use of
a harness, collar, leash, or other tether would interfere with the safe, effective
performance of work or tasks by the service animal, in which case the service animal shall
be otherwise under the control of the handler by means of voice control, signals, or other
effective means. (c)(1) The trainer of a service animal, while engaged in the training of
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Section 38-15-4 Registration of certain youth residential institutions or organizations; staff
training plans; rights of children; licensing and inspection of food preparation areas; access
by law enforcement agencies. (a) Commencing on January 1, 2018, the department shall register
any religious, faith-based, or church nonprofit, other nonprofit, or for profit affiliated
youth residential facility, youth social rehabilitation facility, community treatment facility
for youths, youth transitional care facility, long term youth residential facility, private
alternative boarding school, private alternative outdoor program, and any organization entrusted
with the residential care of children in any organizational form or combination defined by
this section, whenever children are housed at the facility or location of the program for
a period of more than 24 hours. At a minimum, registered youth residential institution or
organization under this section shall do all of the following: (1) Be...
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Section 41-29-331 Definitions. For the purposes of this division, the following terms shall
have the following meanings: (1) APPRENTICE. A worker who is at least 16 years of age, except
where a higher minimum age standard is otherwise fixed by law, who is employed to learn an
apprenticeable occupation as provided in 29 C.F.R. Part 29.4. (2) APPRENTICESHIP AGREEMENT.
A written agreement between an apprentice and either the apprenticeship program sponsor, or
an apprenticeship committee acting as agent for the apprenticeship program sponsor or sponsors,
which contains the terms and conditions of the employment and training of the apprentice in
conformance with 29 C.F.R., Subtitle A, Part 29 and Section 40-18-421. (3) APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM. A plan containing all terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection,
employment, and training of apprentices, as required under the federal guidelines in 29 C.F.R.,
Subtitle A, Parts 29 and 30, U.S.C. §50, for apprenticeship...
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