The House moves closer to expanding the definition of a service dog
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The House moves closer to expanding the definition of a service dog

Date: April 14, 2015
By: Krista Gmelich
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri House voted to expand the public access rights of people needing service animals.
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Wrap: The measure would expand those rights to include animals used for mental health support.

Representative Chrissy Sommer says her bill aims to help those with 'invisible illnesses.'

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Description: The mental health service dog will provide therapeutic and psychiatric benefits to individuals with these special needs. And these indiviudals can be anybody who may be like suffering from PTSD, Alzheimer's, Dimentia, traumatic brain injury.

The House will now vote whether or not to pass the bill.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Krista Gmelich.


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