Tag Archives: Restroom Access Act

Delaware Introduces Restroom Access Act (Ally’s Law) in General Assembly

UPDATE August 2014: The Delaware Restroom Access Act has become law. Click the link for the full text. Yesterday, through the social media of Ally Bain, an advocate for the restroom access laws that popularly bear her name, IBS Impact learned that a Restroom Access Act has been introduced in the 147th General Assembly in …

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Restroom Access Act (Ally’s Law) Updates in Maryland and Maine

As of last month, April 2013, there are positive updates to report in two more U.S. states regarding Restroom Access Acts, popularly known as Ally’s Law. This brings the number of states with known restroom access laws, allowing people with medical conditions to use employee-only restrooms in retail establishments, to fifteen. In Maryland, according to …

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Join Restroom Access Act (Ally’s Law) Advocacy in Virginia, New York and Maine

UPDATE: 05/10/2013: Please see the May 10, 2013 post for updated information on Ally’s Law in the states of Maine and Maryland UPDATE: 1/26/2013: Several sources, including Amplify Your Voice, are now reporting that on January 21, HB 1375, Virginia’s Restroom Access Act legislation was defeated in subcommittee without any votes of support. This is disappointing, …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and a Debate on “Can’t Wait” Cards

Earlier this week, an anonymous blogger, who apparently has IBS, posted a thought-provoking entry entitled “The IBS Card– Good or Bad Concept?” Such cards are also popularly known as “can’t wait” cards and are sometimes offered to members by organizations representing various medical conditions that frequently cause an unpredictable, urgent need to use a toilet. The design of the cards varies with the individual …

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The Restroom Access Act/Ally’s Law and Why It Matters to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

UPDATE 5/10/2013: Please see the May 10, 2013  post for newer information regarding additional restroom access laws in Maryland and Maine. In the past, IBS Impact has blogged on the Restroom Access Act, popularly known as “Ally’s Law.” This law is named for Ally Bain, a recent college graduate who has Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory …

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Massachusetts Enacts Restroom Access Act

UPDATE 5/10/2013: In addition to the links and information listed in the original post for states other than Massachusetts, please see the May 10, 2013 post if you are interested in new restroom access law information for Maryland or Maine. On August 2, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed Chapter 191 into law. Chapter 191 amends Chapter …

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Public Restroom Access and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

UPDATE 5/10/2013: As of April 2013, IBS Impact received information on additional restroom access laws in Maryland and Maine. Please see the May 10, 2013 post. UPDATE: As of August 2012, Massachusetts became the thirteenth U.S. state to enact a restroom access law. See the August 20, 2012 post for details and a link to …

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