Michael_CollinsQ. I work at a hospital and we have questions regarding service animals. We strive to keep our patients together with their service animals, but a couple of events occurred lately involving questionable service dogs that weren’t trained and did not have identification. How do we know if they are legitimate and not just pets? Can we advise a patient who is in our hospital for treatment that it may not be in their best interest to have a service animal with them at this time?

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