Tuesday, January 17, 2017
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION EXEMPTIONS
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides guidelines for what is necessary for organizations to provide accommodation to individuals with disabilities. While private clubs,religious entities and governments must comply with portions of the ADA, they are exempt from the ADA as it relates to public accommodation.
From Americans with Disabilities Act Title III Regulations, Part 36 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities (as amended by the final rule published on August 11, 2016):
"§ 36.102 Application.
(e) Exemptions and exclusions. This part does not apply to any private club (except to the extent that the facilities of the private club are made available to customers or patrons of a place of public accommodation), or to any religious entity or public entity."