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Rehab Company Spurred to Adopt Service Animal Policy

Nov. 3, 2017, 10:18 PM

Life Care Centers of America Inc. has agreed to adopt a service animal policy for the more than 200 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers it owns after a patient claimed she was discriminated against for having a service dog, according to federal prosecutors.

The Tennessee-based company agreed to adopt the nationwide policy and pay $12,000 to resolve Americans with Disabilities Act claims involving its Life Care Center of Hickory Woods facility in Antioch, Tenn.

Federal prosecutors said in a Nov. 3 statement that, under the new policy, “Life Care agrees to ...