Psychiatric Service Animals > Policy Documents

Bazelon Center Comments Submitted

Bazelon Center Comments on VA’s Proposed Rule to Provide Service Dogs to Veterans with Physical Disabilities but Not Mental Disabilities. (August 15, 2011) Letter to VA urging it to provide support animals to veterans with mental disabilities

Bazelon Center and Allies File Comments with the Department of Justice (August 18, 2008) and the Department of Transportation (December 17, 2009) on Psychiatric Service Animals Proposed Regulations. Letter to DOT advocating for emotional support animals.

Action Alert: Rules on Travel with Emotional Support Animals Are Discriminatory (December 8, 2009)

From the Administration

HUD Explanation of Rules on Assistance Animals under ADA, Fair Housing Act and Section 504 (February 2011)

DOJ's Revised ADA Rules on Service Animals (September 15, 2010)

HUD Service Animal Rules for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (October 27, 2008)

To see how these rules apply to everyone, see Fair Housing of the Dakotas, Inc. v. Goldmark Property Management, Inc. andOverlook Mutual Homes v. Spencer

Reasonable Modifications under the Fair Housing Act: HUD and DOJ Joint Statement (March 5, 2008)

Reasonable Accomodations under the Fair Housing Act: HUD and DOJ Joint Statement (May 14, 2004)

Other Helpful Sites

Paws and Stripes trains and provides service dogs for veterans

Education and research on service dogs at the Assistance Dog Institute at Bergin University for Canine Studies

Media Coverage

Palm Beach State College Student Wins Battle Over Service Dog for Psychological Disability Palm Beach Post, March 3, 2012

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