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Department of Justice's ADA Title III Requirements for Swimming Pools and Spas Finalized Effective January 31, 2013

This alert advises clients that the aggressive new standards requiring that lifts be provided at most swimming pools, originally slated to become effective in March 2012, but deferred by the Department of Justice, have been finalized and are now effective. It also discusses the scope of the limited exceptions to the requirement to provide a fixed automated lift to assist individuals with disabilities who wish to use swimming facilities.

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