(d) A housing provider may require additional supporting documentation of a person's disability or need for the assistance animal only if the initial documentation provided does not satisfy subsection (b). If the initial documentation is insufficient to show the existence of the therapeutic relationship required under subsection (b), a housing provider may request additional information describing the professional relationship between the person and the individual with a disability.
(e) A housing provider may consider the documented disability-related needs of other residents on the property when evaluating the reasonableness of the request for the assistance animal. However, a housing provider may not deny an assistance animal solely due to the disability-related needs of another resident; rather, a housing provider must attempt to balance the disability-related needs of all residents.
(f) A housing provider may require a resident to cover the costs of repairs for damage the animal causes to the resident's dwelling unit or the common areas, reasonable wear and tear excepted, in the same manner it would for damage caused by any other resident; however, a housing provider may not require a resident to pay a pet-related deposit, pet fee, or related pet assessment, even if the housing provider allows pets and requires pet owners to pay such costs. A housing provider also may not require a resident with an assistance animal to procure special liability insurance or coverage for the assistance animal.
(g) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring documentation of a specific diagnosis regarding a disability or disability-related need.
(h) Nothing in this Act prohibits a housing provider from verifying the authenticity the documentation submitted under subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 101-518, eff. 1-1-20