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Therapeutic Use Exemption

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes of certain high levels are subject to the entire anti-doping regulations of NADA Germany, for example regarding the therapeutic use of prohibited substances and prohibited methods. Here you can find out to which athletes these rules apply and how they can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

Therapeutic Use Exemption or Medical Certificate?

Athletes, who are member of a testing pool or a German sports league that requires TUEs, need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the use of prohibited substances and methods, according to the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC). The procedure is regulated in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions  (ISTUE) for all athletes worldwide. In Germany, the “Standard für Medizinische Ausnahmegenehmigungen” of NADA Germany applies, respectively. 

If you as an athlete do not belong to a testing pool or a league that is subject to TUEs, please note our information on NADA's regulations for medical certificates.

Procedure for TUE approval

Application for a TherapeuticUse Exemption- TUE Form- Medical Report- DiagnosticsReviewby department medicineTUE Comittee (TUEC)21 DaysRejectionApprovalif necessaryfurther medicaldocuments

Note

All medically relevant forms can be found in our download area.

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Explanatory film: TUE application

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How to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption?

Important Documents

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Application Form 2022

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Application Form 2022

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Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption

Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption

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TUE Checklist 2022

TUE Checklist 2022

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TUE application in basketball, ice hockey, soccer, handball and volleyball

TUE application in basketball, ice hockey, soccer, handball and volleyball

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Template medical certificate

Template medical certificate

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Diagnostic criteria bronchial asthma

Diagnostic criteria bronchial asthma

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Application criteria insulin

Application criteria insulin

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Application criteria Methylphenidate

Application criteria Methylphenidate

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Application criteria Growth Hormone

Application criteria Growth Hormone

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