Summary: Therapeutic Use Exemptions Copy

The key points learned in this module were:

  1. Patient-athletes may have a legitimate medical need that requires the use of a prohibited substance/method in sport. A TUE application should be submitted and an approval of that TUE is required prior to use of the substance/method in a sport context. 
  2. Open communication & sufficient understanding of the Prohibited List and WADA TUE Physician Guidelines by both the physician and patient-athlete is critical in applying for a TUE. 
  3. During a medical emergency, there are certain steps which must be followed after the administration of a prohibited substance/method in order to apply for a TUE. 
  4. Use USADA resources such as GlobalDRO and the Drug Reference hotline to assist athletes in the TUE application process.