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I own a 2 bed condo in massachusetts. I want a friend to

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I own a 2 bed condo in massachusetts. I want a friend to move in with me who has a service dog trained to help her manage PTSD (from sexual abuse as a child).
My board of trustees wants a lot of medical information that my friend is embarrassed to share.
How much information does she have to provide?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
does she have to have a doctor confirm she has a disability? she has not had to go to a therapist for a few years since she had her dog trained.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 3 months ago.

They really cannot ask more than 2 questions under the Americans with Disabilities Act. See the following from the ADA WEBSITE.

  • When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 2 months ago.

Let me know if you have any specific questions otherwise a positive rating would be greatly appreciated.