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Blind Persons’ Rights Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 58


Consolidation Period:  From December 9, 2005 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 649/05.

Legislative History: 444/05, 649/05.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. A dog that has successfully completed the training program at any of the following facilities is qualified as a guide dog:

1. Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind, Los Angeles, California.

2. The Seeing Eye, Inc., Morristown, New Jersey.

3. Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc., San Rafael, California.

4. International Guiding Eyes Inc., Hollywood, California.

5. Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii.

6. Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester, Michigan.

7. Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc., Smithtown, New York.

8. Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc., New York, New York.

9. Pilot Dogs Inc., Columbus, Ohio.

10. Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Windsor, England.

11. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ottawa, Ontario.

12. Canine Vision Canada, Oakville, Ontario.

13. National Service Dogs, Cambridge, Ontario.

14. Any other guide dog training facility that the Attorney General or an officer of his or her Ministry designated by the Attorney General in writing determines meets the following criteria:

i. The facility provides a minimum of three months of training for a prospective guide dog that involves, in part,

A. exposure to situations in the field, including street traffic, public transportation and the negotiation of stationary and moving obstacles and barriers, and

B. a minimum of 10 days of training with a guide dog user.

ii. The facility ensures that a guide dog that successfully completes a training program at the facility,

A. does not demonstrate social behaviour inappropriate to a guide dog,

B. does not suffer from an ailment, disease or physical disorder that would substantially interfere with its duties as a guide dog, and

C. demonstrates basic obedience skills with a leash and voice commands.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 58, s. 1; O. Reg. 649/05, s. 1.