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AR 59/2017 SERVICE DOGS QUALIFICATIONS REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 59/2017

Service Dogs Act

SERVICE DOGS QUALIFICATIONS REGULATION

Qualifications

1(1)  A dog has the qualifications of a service dog for the purposes of the Act if

                               (a)    the dog has successfully completed a training program delivered by a school or institution that is accredited by, or that has candidacy status with, Assistance Dogs International Inc., or

                              (b)    the dog has successfully completed

                                        (i)    a training program delivered by an organization identified on the Qualified List referred to in this section, or

                                      (ii)    a test administered by an organization identified on the Qualified List referred to in this section.

(2)  The Minister shall, by order, establish

                               (a)    a Qualified List, and


                              (b)    the Training Standards that must be met for an organization to be eligible for the Qualified List.

(3)  An organization may apply to the Minister, at the times and in the form and manner satisfactory to the Minister, to be added to the Qualified List.

(4)  An organization referred to in subsection (3) shall include in its application:

                               (a)    proof of incorporation;

                              (b)    proof that the organization holds sufficient insurance against foreseeable claims and losses, including third party claims and loss;

                               (c)    a description of the applicant’s method for training service dogs in accordance with the Training Standards;

                              (d)    any additional information required by the Minister.

(5)  The Minister shall publish and maintain the Qualified List and the Training Standards referred to in subsection (2) as the Minister considers appropriate.

Repeal

2   The Service Dogs Qualifications Regulation (AR 197/2008) is repealed.

Coming into force

3  Section 1(1)(b), (2), (3) and (4) come into force on August 1, 2017.