Public entity

Generally speaking, a public entity is a state or local government, as well as any agency, office, or department run by a state or local government. Examples include public libraries, city police departments, community colleges, public schools, county social services, and state vocational rehabilitation agencies. 

[ Read: The ADA and Title II Public Entities ]

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Title II: What is a Public Entity?
'Title II: What Is a Public Entity?'

Title II of the ADA applies to 'Public Entities.'
These include: any state or local government, departments and agencies of state or local government, and commuter rail authorities and AMTRAK.

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