Can a nurse practitioner prescribe a letter to get an ESA? ?
Can a nurse practitioner prescribe a letter to get an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)?
- JasonLv 71 month ago
There is no prescriptive authority for emotional support animals.
A service animal and an emotional support animal are NOT the same thing. A service animal has many hours of specialized training and meets certification requirements defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act. An emotional support animal is not trained or certified. Under the ADA, a service animal cannot be barred from entry to public places such as restaurants, airplanes, etc. An emotional support animal is not covered by the ADA and can be prohibited from public spaces.
- julietLv 51 month ago
i couldn’t imagine why a psychiatric nurse practioner couldn’t write the ESA. But I think your safest bet is to go see a therapist.
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
No, it's doctor only.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Obtaining a pet doesn't require a prescription, so technically ANYONE can "prescribe" one.
In order for a pet to be legally recognized as an ESA, you must be diagnosed as emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.) and they must write the letter.
Short answer? No.