Therapeutic Use Exemptions
Therapeutic Use Exemption
Some athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medicine that the athlete must take to treat her disease or condition is on the Prohibited List, she can request a Theraopers Use Authorization (TUE) to take the necessary medicine.
The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to ensure that the TUE granting process is harmonized across sports and countries.
Application process to obtain a TUE
There are two ways you can request your TUE. The first is through the ADAMS System, using your username and password. If you do not have them, you can request them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The second way is through a form, following the instructions below:
Download the general TUE form by clicking on the button or select a specific TUE from the list at the bottom of tha page.
Once a TUE is requested, a panel of experts selected by the PAN RADO will review your request and grant the TUE if:
The PAN RADO will notify you whether or not you can take the requested medication. In the event of a denied request, you will be informed of the reasons. You have the right to appeal the decision.
WADA has produced a series of TUE checklists to provide guidance and support to athletes, their physicians, and national anti-doping organizations during the TUE process.
These checklists are based on WADA published guidelines for physicians, cover the most common conditions, and describe the requirements for completing TUE forms, including the medical evidence that must be submitted along with the forms.