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Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition. A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance) which may be present during competition. If an athlete is tested, any substances that an athlete may be taking must be declared in testing paperwork, in addition to any TUE that the athlete has.

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Types of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)

Therapeutic Use Exemption application processing

ASDMAC have 21 days to consider a Therapeutic Use Exemption application if all the necessary supporting medical evidence is provided. If an application is incomplete it will be returned to the athlete.

If ASDMAC approves the Therapeutic Use Exemption application a Therapeutic Use Exemption certificate will be provided to the athlete, with copies sent to the athlete’s doctor and the athlete’s relevant sporting administration body.

Therapeutic Use Exemptions last for different lengths of time depending on the substance, from a number of weeks to a number of years. It is your responsibility to check the expiry date and apply for a renewal if you are still taking the medication.

Submitting Therapeutic Use Exemption applications
Therapeutic Use Exemption applications should be sent to:
Post: PO Box 1744, Fyshwick ACT 2609
Email: [email protected]

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