What are TUE forms?
Athletes, like all people, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications or undergo procedures. If the medication or method an athlete requires 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 or method. TUEs are granted according to the International Standard for TUEs (ISTUE), a document outlining the conditions that must be satisfied in order for a TUE to be granted, among others.
How can an athlete apply for a TUE?
The process for an athlete to apply is as follows:
Tips on applying for a TUE:
What are the criteria for granting a TUE?An Athlete may be granted a TUE if (and only if) he/she can show, by a balance of probability, that each of the following conditions is met:
Recognition of a TUE granted by ADAK
A TUE granted by the ADAK may not be automatically recognized by an International Federation (IF) or a Major Event Organizers (MEO). It is therefore the responsibility of the athlete to check with ADAK if their IF will recognise an existing TUE granted by ADAK.
Where to send a TUE Application
For the majority of sports, athletes competing at an international level will be required to submit their TUE application to the International Federation. National level athletes should submit their application to ADAK through Peninah Wahome email at email@example.com
The application of a TUE takes approximately 21 days to be processed. Please ensure that you submit ALL necessary information required in the documents.