Criteria for Granting a TUE

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) gives an athlete the authorization to use a substance/method included on the Prohibited List to treat a medical condition.

A TUE will be granted only if the following criteria are met:

  1. The prohibited substance/method in question is needed to treat an acute or chronic medical condition. The athlete would experience a significant impairment to health if the prohibited substance/method were to be withheld.
  2. The therapeutic use of the prohibited substance/method is highly unlikely to produce any additional enhancement of performance.
  3. There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the prohibited substance/method.
  4. The necessity for the use of the prohibited substance/method is not a consequence, wholly or in part, of the prior use (without a TUE) of a substance/method which was prohibited at the time of such use.