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policy 0246 : Animals in the Medical Center

The University of Virginia Medical Center recognizes the benefits of animals in service functions, and complies with applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Whenever possible, and consistent with the requirements of the ADA (Title II), the Medical Center permits the presence of animals involved in service to persons with disabilities and, in approved circumstances, "Therapy Animals" or as "Pets" consistent with patients' overall well being. However, the Medical Center will balance requests to allow animals into its facilities with its duty to maintain an environment that does not pose an undue risk of infection, harm or disruption for patients, visitors and employees.

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  1. effective date:

    April 1, 2017
  2. signature(s):

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center