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Disabilities (ADA): Alaska

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Sean Halloran and Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler


  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Alaska employers must comply with state and local law, including Alaska Statute 18.80 and its implementing regulations.See Disability Discrimination in Alaska.
  • Alaska permits the medical use of marijuana by registered patients with a debilitating medical condition. See Medical Use of Marijuana.
  • For public accommodation purposes, Alaska protects the rights of physically or mentally challenged individuals to be accompanied by a certified service animal. See Service Animals.
  • Anchorage, Alaska has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. See Local Ordinances.