If you wish to claim an exemption on medical grounds, you’ll need information from your doctor or specialist stating the following:
- what duties can’t be undertaken
- why they can’t be undertaken
- date the condition was first noted
- whether there any modifications could be made to the vehicle or the way the driver provides the service which would mean an exemption wasn’t necessary
- for how long the medical exemption will last
Your doctor or specialist may also provide medical reports to support your request for a medical exemption.
We may contact your GP in order to discuss the matter further.
We also reserve the right to refer you to our own medical or occupational health practitioner if we feel a further assessment is necessary. You’ll be responsible for meeting these costs.
If Licensing officers have any concerns about granting the exemption then the matter will be referred to the Licensing Committee to decide. If your application is refused, you have the right to appeal to the magistrates’ court within 28 days of the date of the refusal notice.
If the exemption is granted, you’ll be issued with an Exemption Certificate and Notice of Exemption. The Notice of Exemption must be displayed in the vehicle by fixing it, facing outwards, either on the front windscreen or in a prominent position on the dashboard.
If the exemption is time-limited then the Exemption Certificate and Notice of Exemption must be returned to the Licensing team within 7 days of the expiry date.