State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that
serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in
all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as
patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.