To get an emotional support animal letter in Michigan, you must have a live consultation with a mental health professional licensed in your state who can decide if you qualify for an ESA.
The prevalence of telemedicine has made this process ultra convenient and efficient. You now can meet with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) without having to face traffic or long lines, or even leaving the comfort of your home!
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If you have an emotional or mental disability, you may be eligible for an emotional support animal in Michigan. The state acknowledges the critical part an emotional support animal can play in a patient's mental health treatment plan.
Being empathetic to those with mental health conditions, the state also strives to keep friendly policies and laws in place to protect the rights of ESAs and their owners.
Like other states, the federal laws regarding emotional support or service animals fully apply in Michigan. In addition, Michigan residents who falsely claim to have an assistance animal may also face fines, community service, or even some jail time.
Read on for details into housing, employment, and travel laws for emotional support animals in Michigan. This information can help you get a full understanding of all your rights and protections as an ESA owner.
Michigan falls under the federal regulations for ESA housing laws, laid out in the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This law states that landlords must make reasonable accommodation for tenants to live with their emotional support or service animals, as long as they can provide a valid ESA or PSA letter.
This is the case even when a housing provider doesn't allow pets on the premises (as assistance animals are not classified as "pets"). The landlord must also refrain from setting weight or breed restrictions on the animal, and can only refuse them if they pose a direct threat to the safety of others.
While service animals are allowed in public spaces, emotional support animals typically do not have this same protection and are only allowed in places where other pets are allowed.
This includes places of employment, so your employer has no obligation to allow your ESA to accompany you to work. However, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer also cannot discriminate against employees based on disability. Because of this, you may be able to come to an agreement with your employer or HR department in which they'll be willing to accommodate your ESA, provided you show a valid ESA letter.
If you're interested in qualifying for an emotional support animal in Michigan, you must first meet with a mental health professional licensed in your state. They can assess your mental health condition and symptoms to determine if you are eligible for an ESA, and then write you an ESA letter to make it official.
One of the most convenient ways to do this is to work through a telehealth marketplace like Pettable. We match you with an experienced LMHP who is familiar with the process of incorporating animals into a treatment plan, as well as ESA laws in your state.
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In order for your letter to work you need to have a live consultation with a mental health professional. At Pettable we make sure our clinicians adhered to HUD standards and conduct consultations over the phone to get to know you and your mental health situation well.
Pettable is the best provider because we're committed to making sure the process works for you. That means working with the best and most experienced mental health professionals in the psychiatric service dog letter space, as well as providing a guarantee that your letter will work for you. We back all of this up with outstanding customer support, a renowned legal team, and a commitment to making sure you have an incredible experience.
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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA
Equipped with over 13 years, Bolu has worked with various populations (adolescents, couples, families, and adults), but finds passion in working with the BIPOC community suffering from trauma.
Shaunae, M.S., LPC
I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years with experience across diverse populations and communities. I’m dedicated to ensuring the best care possible.
Michael, LPC, LCDC
I graduated from UT Dallas with my BA in Psychology, University of the Southwest with my MS in counseling, and California Southern University with my PsyD in Psychology, but have been an LPC and LCDC since 2011.
I graduated with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have been working in private practice.
Rhiana, MA, LPC, LAC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I primarily work with people experiencing homelessness. I began doing emotional support evaluations to increase housing access to all.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I graduated from the Catholic University's National Catholic School of Social Service with a Master of Social Work.