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Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE's)

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE's)
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE's)

What is a Therapeutic Use Exemption – TUE?


Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications or undergo procedures.  If the medication or method requires to treat the Athlete’s illness or condition is prohibited as per the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA ) Prohibited Lista Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorisation to use that substance or method while competing without invoking an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) and applicable sanction.  

Important Note

Using a prohibited substance or method without a TUE may result in an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

As an athlete, you have a responsibility to inform you physician(s) that you are bound to anti-doping rules. You and your physician(s) should check the PROHIBITED LIST for whatever substance/method you are prescribed. If the substance/method is prohibited, discuss with your physician(s) the option of using non-prohibited alternatives. If there are none, apply for a TUE. 

Remember athletes have the ultimate responsibility for whatever substance enters their body. 

Download the TUE process and application form here:

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