169 Assistance dogs in taxis: exemption certificates
169 Assistance dogs in taxis: exemption certificates
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     A licensing authority must issue a person with a certificate exempting the person from the duties imposed by section 168 (an “exemption certificate”) if satisfied that it is appropriate to do so on medical grounds.

(2)     In deciding whether to issue an exemption certificate the authority must have regard, in particular, to the physical characteristics of the taxi which the person drives or those of any kind of taxi in relation to which the person requires the certificate.

(3)     An exemption certificate is valid—

(a)     in respect of a specified taxi or a specified kind of taxi;

(b)     for such period as is specified in the certificate.

(4)     The driver of a taxi is exempt from the duties imposed by section 168 if—