TUE Application Process
Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.
If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine.
The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to ensure that the process of granting TUEs is harmonized across sports and countries.
Checklists for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Applications
WADA has produced a series of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Checklists to provide guidance and support to athletes, their physicians and Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) during the TUE application process.
These Checklists are based on the TUE Physician Guidelines (Medical Information to Support the Decisions of TUECs documents); which were developed by WADA and external medical specialists primarily for TUECs. The Checklists – which cover the most commonly seen conditions – list the requirements for completing the TUE Application Form, including the medical evidence that must be submitted along with it.
You can find all the Checklist documents in the TUE Checklist Collection.