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HB16-1201

Health Professionals Companion Animals

Concerning the requirement that certain medical professionals make a finding regarding the disability of a patient who requests the use of an animal as a reasonable accommodation in housing when that animal does not meet the definition of a service animal.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Housing
Bill Summary

The bill requires the following medical professionals, when approached by a patient seeking a companion or emotional support animal, to make a finding regarding whether the patient has a disability or a finding that there is insufficient evidence to make a disabili ty determination:
  • Physicians, physician assistants, and anesthesiologist assistants ( section 1 of the bill);
  • Nurses ( section 2 ); and
  • Psychologists, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and addiction counselors ( section 3 ).

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. Y. Willett

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