[nagdu] Medical transportation.

Tracy Carcione carcione at access.net
Tue Oct 20 16:38:02 UTC 2015

I think it's useful in these kinds of situations to ask myself "What if my
dog were some other kind of mobility aid, like a walking cane?"  Could
they refuse me for using a walking cane?  No.

Good luck to your mom with the surgery.  When my sister had surgery a few
years ago, they asked me if I wanted to stay with her during the pre-op
stuff, where they were giving her some preliminary medications, and so I
stayed, dog and all. I didn't expect it, but I was glad to be able to do

> Hi all,
> Hope you all are doing well. I have an interesting question for you all
> today.
> Currently, my Mom has Medicaid and they have a transportation vehicles to
> get their patients to and from medical appointments. Well, my Mom is
> having surgery on Friday, and I plan on riding in the vehicle with her.
> The company does allow a person to accompany the patient. My question is
> this, can they deny me from bringing my guide dog with us? Technically, I
> am not the patient. I would think that if I was the patient that they
> could not deny me from bringing him, but I don't know how it will work,
> since I am not the patient.
> Has anyone experienced this?
> Thanks for any advice.
> Deanna and Mambo
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