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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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APPLY FOR A THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION (TUE)

If you determined that a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed, please follow the steps below to complete the TUE application.

TUE Application Steps

Step 1: Determine if a TUE is needed.

If you determined that a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed, please follow the steps below to complete the TUE application.

Step 3: Download the appropriate TUE application.

If your sport or federation is listed in the list below, download the corresponding PDF application.

Everyone else should download the General USADA TUE Application only.

General USADA TUE Application

FEI (Equestrian)

Paralympics (IPC)

Track & Field (IAAF)

Wrestling (UWW)

Step 4: Complete the TUE application and collect medical documents.

Bring all forms and guidelines with you to your doctor’s visit.

Work with your physician to fill out the TUE application and collect supporting documents listed on the guidance document for your condition. Please ensure that your physician has correctly completed all medical information & diagnosis, medication details, and physician declaration sections in the TUE application.

Please note that any TUE application submitted to USADA without medical documentation will be returned to the athlete and will not be processed.

Step 5: Review your TUE application. 

Please review your TUE application to ensure that it is complete and includes the proper medical documentation to support your medical diagnosis, and is organized in a logical fashion. All TUE applications must contain sufficient medical information, including clinic and laboratory testing notes, to allow the USADA TUE Committee make the same diagnosis and arrive at the same treatment plan as your physician without ever seeing you as a patient.

To ensure all components are included in the applications submission, we recommend athletes submit the TUE application and medical documents at the same time. We consider it best practice for athletes to keep a copy of the entire application packet for their records.

Step 6: Submit COMPLETED application to USADA.

Submit your application by email to tue@USADA.org or by fax to 719-785-2029. For those sports with a sport specific international federation TUE, you may submit the application to USADA and we will handle getting the application information to your international federation.

Please note that any TUE application submitted to USADA without medical documentation will be returned to the athlete and will not be processed.

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