- As an athlete, you may have an illness or condition that requires a particular medication. If this medication appears on the Prohibited List, you may be granted a Therapeutic Use Examption (TUE) which gives you permission to take it.
- TUEs ensure that you are able to obtain treatment for a legitimate medical condition – even if that treatment requires a prohibited substance or method. The TUE process avoids the risk of sanctions due to a positive test.
- Any athlete who may be subject to doping control must request a TUE before taking a prohibited medication. All information in this request remains strictly confidential.
- An application must be made at least 30 days before taking part in an event. In exceptional cases or true emergencies, a TUE may be approved retroactively.
The TUE Process
- Request a TUE form from your relevant anti-doping organisation – your National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO)
- Your Doctor fills out the TUE form and you send it back to your NADO
- Once a TUE is requested, a panel of experts selected by the NADO reviews your request and will grant a TUE if:
- Your health will be significantly impaired if you do not take the substance
- The substance does not enhance your performance beyond what brings you back to normal health
- There are no alternative treatments available
- The NADO advises if you can take the requested medication or not. In the case of a denied request, you will be informed of the reasons. You have the right to appeal the decision.
Tips During Doping Control
- Declare the approved medication on your Doping Control Form
- Specify that a TUE has been granted
Show a copy of the TUE approval to the doping control officer
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