The DOJ-approved policy in Riverbay defines an assistance animal
as "any animal that works, provides assistance, performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability.
You should note that policies including breed, size and weight limitations may not be applied to assistance animals
; however, the request may be denied if the specific assistance animal
in question poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation.
For example, the label service dog is used in five states (Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Rhode Island), assistance dog or assistance animal
is used in six states (Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Oregon), and support dog or support animal is used in two states (Delaware and Iowa).
The public entity cannot ask for proof of documentation that the animal is a qualified or trained assistance animal
or require payment of a surcharge for access to a public space or facility, even if that entity requires payment for pet access.
The bill also amends the North Dakota Century Code to say that the medical professional who provides documentation supporting the need for a service or assistance animal
must not operate primarily to provide certification for service or assistance animals
, according to the report.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging a Manhattan property owner with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against a resident with disabilities who required the use of an assistance animal
17) This section of the Article will discuss the federal laws most likely to be applicable to a student wishing to bring a service animal or assistance animal
Regardless of the term used by the resident, focus on whether the animal is an assistance animal
as defined by HUD's guidance and federal law when determining approval of a reasonable accommodations, and do not refer to the animal as a pet.
The departments complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants the property management company NALS Apartment Homes; the owners of Pinnacle Highland Apartments, Cobble Creek Apartments and Sky Harbor Apartments; and the former owners of Thornhill Park Apartments required tenants with disabilities who sought to live with an assistance animal
to have a healthcare provider complete a prescription form suggesting that the healthcare provider may be held responsible for any property damage or physical injury that the assistance animal
The language of the Handbook addressing whether an assistance animal
is a reasonable accommodation states the "question is whether or not the animal performs the [disability-related] assistance or provides the [disability-related] benefit needed as a reasonable accommodation by the person with the disability.
These service dogs, a type of assistance animal
trained to help people with mobility limitations, transformed her life, enabling her to pursue her dreams.
WHEREAS, the lack of greater specificity in this area of the regulations allows for abuse by individuals who do not legitimately require an assistance animal
as they are able to obtain documentation on demand from online sources or others who may not have a bona fide professional relationship with the tenant; and
If you're wondering whether an assistance animal
might be a good choice for you, a social worker or professional in the field can help you find out.
The more broadly defined assistance animal
is most commonly a dog, but it can also be another animal.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it charged a group of Utah property owners and their property manager with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow a single mother and her son, who has disabilities, to keep an assistance animal
and by using burdensome policies and forms for reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals
at four properties.