Housing Package (Florida Residents)
If you have an emotional or mental disability and your pet brings you comfort and a new lease on life, then you may be entitled to housing in “no pets” policy buildings.
This service is provided by a ESADoggy-certified Florida-licensed and -based mental health care professional offering animal-assisted therapy to those genuinely in need.
How this works
Only one emotional support animal is included. If you require a second assistance animal, an additional fee will apply. If you are qualifying a banned breed, you must select the option below, as an expanded assessment is required.
Florida Law (SB 1128)
As of July 2019, in the state of Florida, assessment-only ESA letters may no longer be allowed under law. Florida State bill (SB 1128) clarifies that documentation supporting an emotional support animal may not be prepared by a health care practitioner whose exclusive service to the individual with a disability in preparation of the written documentation in exchange for a fee.
A person who falsifies written documentation for an emotional support animal or otherwise knowingly and willfully misrepresents herself or himself, through conduct or verbal or 104 written notice, as using an emotional support animal and being qualified to use an emotional support animal commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 107 775.082 or s. 775.083, and must perform 30 hours of community service for an organization that serves individuals with disabilities, or for another entity or organization at the discretion of the court, to be completed in not more than 6 months.
These legislative changes are intended to stop online services that exist solely to provide paperwork for emotional support animals.
In the news
“Typically operated out of a rented mailbox, these operations are profit-driven and not client-centered. $22 letters, false advertising, false claims, and fictitious documents that don’t comply with federal law. Letters that are routinely rejected. Out-of-state therapists who are illegally practicing within the state.”
“No therapy options offered to clients. No sessions, no care, no concern for their mental health. Forget HIPPA compliance. All that’s missing is a Groupon coupon. It’s just bogus.”
Requires multiple appointments
Due to the nature of this service, a minimum of three forty-five minute clinical sessions is required. During the first appointment, a clinical assessment is performed, evaluating the client’s need for the assistance animal. Those who do not qualify are entitled to a refund.
ESA documentation is provided after completion of the final session. This entire process typically takes 14-21 (two to three calendar weeks) business days to complete. Expedited processing may be available (additional fees will apply).
This product fully complies with the proposed upcoming Florida legislation.