Laws and Ethics Related to Emotional Support Animals.
Carroll, J.D., Mohlenhoff, B.S., Kersten, C.M., McNiel, D.E., Binder, R.L. (Sept. 2020). Laws and Ethics Related to Emotional Support Animals. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online DOI: 10.29158/JAAPL.200047-20
Emotional support animals are NOT service animals under current ADA laws
Michigan follows ADA law - Emotional support animals do NOT fall under current guidelines as a service animal https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/michigan-laws-on-service-dogs-and-emotional-support-animals.html
On the other hand, these article state that the difference between service animal and emotional support animal is a gray area especially in academic / educational settings.
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