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West's Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Annotated. Division 1. Government. Title 19. Health. Chapter 323. Hospitals and Medical Facilities. [Part IV]. [Therapy]. [§ 323-51]. Animal therapy

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Citation: H R S § 323-51

Citation: HI ST § 323-51


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This Hawaii law allows common household pets to be brought into long term health care facilities for the purpose of visiting patients. The institution can determine the rules for visitation. It also may require the animal owner o produce written documentation from a veterinarian attesting to the animal's good health.


Statute in Full:


Animals of the kind commonly kept as household pets may be brought into long term health care facilities for the purpose of visiting patients therein. The institution shall determine whether an animal is suitable for visitation, the location where the visit may take place, and the policies governing the visit. At the discretion of the institution, the animal owner may be required to produce written documentation from a veterinarian attesting to the animal's good health, before visitation is permitted.


CREDIT(S)

Laws 1985, ch. 290, § 2.

 



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