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The Private Hire Car Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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5.—(1) The licensing authority shall issue to a person such a notice of exemption as is referred to in regulation 4(a) above (with such deletions as it considers appropriate) if the authority is satisfied that it is appropriate on medical grounds to exempt that person from the condition specified in regulation 3 above.

(2) In determining whether to issue such a notice of exemption to a person, the licensing authority shall, in particular, have regard to the physical characteristics of the private hire car which that person drives.

(3) A notice of exemption shall be issued for such period as may be specified in it.

(4) If a licensing authority requires a person to undergo a medical examination for the purpose of enabling that licensing authority to be satisfied as mentioned in paragraph (1) above, that licensing authority shall meet the cost of that medical examination.

(5) For the purpose of the discharge of their functions under this regulation, every licensing authority shall reach a final decision within 3 months of receipt of an application for a notice of exemption.

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