It is the policy of Cabell Huntington Hospital that persons with disabilities will not be discriminated against and that they will have full and equal access, services and treatment. Cabell Huntington Hospital will allow patients and visitors to be accompanied by an animal that is trained to do work or perform tasks for a disabled person will be permitted to enter all areas of the hospital that are open to the general public.
Cabell Huntington Hospital follows the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disabled Persons Act, the U.S. Department of Justice’s revised final regulations implementing the ADA, the West Virginia White Cane Law, and other laws and regulations related to persons with disabilities
Service animals shall be permitted in all areas of Cabell Huntingtong Hospital that are open to the public, including most patient areas, provided the service animal does not:
1. Pose a direct threat;
2. Fundamentally alter CHH’s operations, policies, practices or procedures; or
3. Act out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or if it is not housebroken.
Requirements for service animals — Service animals must be under the handler’s control at all times via at least one of the following:
4. Voice control
5. Motion / signal control
6. Other effective controls
7. Exception — The devices listed above need not be used if they:
a. Interfere with the service animal’s work; or
b. Person’s disability prevents using these devices