Therapeutic Use Exemption-TUE

When an Athlete is ill or injured medication may be needed. If that medication is on the WADA Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed in order for that athlete to take the medication. This application (see application below/side) must be submitted prior to taking any medication on the Prohibited List and must be completed by the Athlete and Medical Professional.

A TUE is submitted to an Athlete's National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) and to the ICSD during the Summer/Winter Deaflympics and World Deaf Championships for approval. WADA also has the right to review any approved TUEs and can reject a previously approved TUE.

If an Athlete has a chronic disease with a TUE approval and is competing at the Summer/Winter Deaflympics and World Deaf Championships, TUE approvals must be submitted to ICSD at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of competition. If any Athlete is registered for International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP), they must also submit an approved TUE to the ICSD for further approval and recording in athletes ADAMS profile.

Form - Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)  

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