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Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) / International Level Athlete (ILA)

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Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.

It is an athlete’s responsibility to ensure that any medication they take to treat an illness or condition does not fall under the Prohibited list.

Occasionally athletes may have to take a medication to treat an illness or condition that is on the Prohibited list. Before doing so they must apply for, and have granted by an Anti-Doping Organisation, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) which may give them the authorisation to take the needed medicine.

2019 TUE Application Form

Where do you need to apply for a TUE?

Step 1: Determine what level athlete you are. Click here to see if your name is on the List of International Level Athletes.

Step 2: If your name is on the list, you will apply directly to the IPC. Submit your completed TUE application with supporting medical documentation to tue@paralympic.org. Submissions must be in English.

Or, if your name is not on the list, submit your TUE application to your National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) .Click the link below for a list of NADOS

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/who-we-are/anti-doping-community/national-anti-doping-organizations-nado

Step 3: Do you already have a valid TUE approval and are trying to determine if the IPC will automatically recognise it? Click here to see the IPC’s current automatic recognition rules.

Any questions? Contact us at tue@paralympic.org.

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