[nfbwatlk] Guide Dogs in Hospitals & Other Health Care Facilities

Marion Gwizdala blind411 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 3 21:22:35 CST 2009


National Association of Guide Dog Users
National Federation of the Blind

October 27, 2009

Guide Dogs in Hospitals & Other Health Care Facilities

             What are your rights as a guide dog user when visiting 
family or friends in the hospital? As a patient, do you have the 
right to have your dog in the room with you? Are there places or 
conditions in which you can be restricted from being accompanied by 
your guide dog? Can your doctor deny you the right to have your guide 
dog with you in an examination room? Can an ambulance refuse to 
transport your guide dog with you? These questions and many more will 
be answered in an upcoming  special teleseminar.
             The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), a 
strong and proud division of the National Federation of the Blind, 
will host "Guide Dogs in Hospitals & Other Health Care Facilities" on 
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. eastern  standard Time (7:00 
pm Central; 6:00 pm Mountain; and 5:00 pm Pacific). This teleseminar 
is absolutely free; however reservations are required. Participation 
is limited and is on a first come first served basis.
             In order to reserve your space in this teleseminar, 
please send your name, city & state, and your email address by 
Friday, November 20, 2009 to
<mailto:President at NFB-NAGDU.ORG>President at NFB-NAGDU.ORG
An email confirmation with the call-in number and access codes will 
be sent to you. Those without email access or who would like more 
information may call 813-626-2789.
             The information provided during this teleseminar is 
intended as informal guidance only and should not be construed as 
legal advice. The National Association of Guide Dog Users, the 
National Federation of the Blind, or any of its affiliates, 
divisions, or chapters will not be responsible for any telephone 
charges or fees that may be incurred as the result of participation 
in this seminar. For more information about the National Association 
of Guide Dog Users, the National Federation of the Blind, or to 
locate a Chapter in your area, you may visit the following websites:

National Association of Guide Dog Users
HTTP://NFB-NAGDU.ORG

National Federation of the Blind
<http://nfb.org/>HTTP://NFB.ORG

The National Federation of the Blind is changing what it means to be blind!
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