Illinois – Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act (2019)

Attention Illinois Residents.

Illinois residents are subject to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Act.

Illinois Enacts Law To Evaluate Emotional Support Animal Requests.

The Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act helps clarify what is required to establish a disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal.

Single Visit.

Documentation submitted on the basis of a single visit solely to obtain a “doctor’s note” will not be legally sufficient.


A “certificate, license, or similar document” does not satisfy the therapeutic relationship requirement.