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What are my rights regarding having a companion service

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What are my rights regarding having a companion service animal who also is a fall alert and low blood sugar alert dog.
Can a doctors office prohit me from bringing him to my doctors appointments?

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If you have a "prescription" for a service animal SA from a licensed health care professional, then the SA is considered to be a "medical aide" just like a wheelchair or walker. So you can take the animal anywhere you would normally go under the ADA. So you could take it to the doctor's office along with you as long as it was prescribed and they could only require you to remove the SA if it became disruptive or aggressive towards other people. But most SA's are trained to be obedient and not bark or be disruptive so this normally isn't an issue.


See this very informative guide that speaks specifically about SAs who detect low blood sugar: SA Guide Doctor's office





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