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Can a restaurant refuse service to a person with emphysema?

Question Details: Recently, my father-in-law had a bad coughing spell related to his emphysema in a restaurant. The owner requested that he not patronize the restaurant because he's noticed other customers are now "shunning" the establishment. Emphysema is not contagious, though it's not pleasant to watch someone who is wracked with a coughing spell. He has not refused service but want to be prepared if we do return dad's favorite restaurant, been patronizing it for 50 years.

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