Therapeutic Use Exemptions

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.

If the medication an athlete is required to take 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.

This section provides information about the TUE process and is intended for athletes, members of Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees (TUECs) or for anyone involved or interested in this area of anti-doping.

The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to ensure that the process of granting TUEs is harmonized across sports and countries.

The current ISTUE is available in the Download Center to the right. Previous versions of the ISTUE can be found under Archives in the menu to the right.