The TUEC’s decision will be communicated in writing to you within 21 days from the date of receipt of the complete TUE application, including the required medical information, by your respective NADO, IF or MEO.
Renewal of TUE
Each TUE has a specific duration, at the end of which it expires automatically. Should you need to continue to use the prohibited substance or method, it is your responsibility to submit a new application for a TUE with updated medical information ahead the expiry date, so that there is sufficient time for a decision to be made prior to the expiry of the current TUE.
Important note: The presence (following sample collection), use, possession or administration of the prohibited substance or method shall be consistent with the terms of your TUE. Therefore, in the event that, after your TUE is granted, you require a materially different dosage, frequency, route or duration of administration, you must apply for a new TUE.
What if my TUE application is Denied?
A decision to deny a TUE application includes an explanation of the reason(s) for the denial. If it is not clear to you, you contact your NADO to understand exactly why the TUE was denied. Sometimes, there may be a critical piece of information, diagnostic test, laboratory results missing, etc. Failing this, you may request for an appeal to the TUE Appeal Committee of your NADO.
Appeals Involving International-Level Athletes or International Events: In cases arising from participation in an International Event or in cases involving International-Level Athletes, the decision may be appealed exclusively to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Appeals Involving Other Athletes or Other Persons: In cases where Article 13.2.1 is not applicable, the decision may be appealed to an appellate body in accordance with rules established by the NADO. The rules for such appeal shall respect the following principles:
- a timely hearing;
- a fair, impartial, and Operationally Independent and Institutionally Independent hearing panel;
- the right to be represented by counsel at the Person’s own expense; and
- a timely, written, reasoned decision.
If no such body as described above is in place and available at the time of the appeal, the Athlete or other Person shall have a right to appeal to CAS.