Therapeutic Use Exemption
It may happen that an athlete needs to use a substance or method on the prohibited list because of a legitimate medical condition.
Minimum criteria to be granted a TUE:
- The Prohibited Substance/Method in question is necessary to treat a diagnosed medical condition supported by relevant clinical evidence[WADA1] [BR2]
- The Prohibited Substance/Method used in the treatment does not, on the balance of probabilities, give any known performance enhancing effect beyond what might be anticipated by a return to the athlete’s normal state of health following the treatment of the medical condition,
- The Prohibited Substance/Method is an indicated treatment for the medical condition, and there is no reasonable permitted therapeutic alternative.
- The use of medication containing the Prohibited Substance/Method is not a consequence, wholly or in part, of the prior use of Prohibited substance or method that was prohibited at the time of such use without a TUE.
«From 1.1.2021, new TUE bylaws adopted by ADNO’s Executive Board entered into force”.
In order for all athletes to do sports and participate in fair competition under equal conditions, rules have been developed for the use of methods or substances on the prohibited list but needed for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition.
An athlete requiring the use of medication containing prohibited substances or methods due to a medical condition may apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE). The Norwegian TUE rules are in adherence with the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption and apply to all athletes under the jurisdiction of the NOC. The requirements of the TUE rules differ depending on a categorisation of the athletes.
These are as follows:
• International top-level athletes (participating in competitions under the jurisdiction of the athletes International federation)
• National top-level athletes (as per the “national top-level athlete list – to be found here.)
• All other competing athletes under the jurisdiction of the NOC (special rules for athletes below 15 years)
International top-level athletes shall apply to their international Federation as per their TUE rules.
If you need further information related to TUE application to Anti-Doping Norway, please contact us by phone:+47 91721753 or e-mail: [email protected]