How To Apply For A TUE?
[Note: The NADO choose only one option (1 or 2)]
[Option 1 – only through ADAMS]
You must exclusively submit your TUE application, including the required medical file, via ADAMS. If you do not have an ADAMS account yet, please contact email@example.com have your account set up.
[Option 2 – through ADAMS or paper format / electronic TUE form]
Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization encourages to submit TUE applications via ADAMS, together with the required medical file. If you do not have an ADAMS account yet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have it set up.
Otherwise, please download the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s TUE Application Form, and once duly completed and signed, send it together with the required medical file to email@example.com.
Your TUE application must be submitted in a legible form using capital letters or typing.
The medical file must include:
- A comprehensive medical history, including documentation from the original diagnosing physician(s) (where possible),
- The results of all examinations, laboratory investigations and imaging studies relevant to the application.
[Insert specific provisions in relation to costs incurred for the completion of TUE, i.e. at the responsibility of the Athlete, including any required additional medical examinations, tests, imaging studies, etc.]
Any TUE application that is not complete or legible will not be dealt with and will be returned for completion and re-submission.
To assist you and your doctor in providing the correct medical documentation, we suggest consulting the WADA’s Checklists for TUE applications for guidance and support during the TUE application process, and Medical Information to Support the Decisions of TUECs for guidance on specific common medical conditions, treatments, substances, etc.
Keep a complete copy of the TUE application form and all medical information submitted in support of your application, and proof that it has been sent.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A DECISION ON MY TUE APPLICATION [OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION]?
Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s TUEC’s must render a decision as soon as possible, and usually within 21 days from the date of receipt of the complete TUE application, including the required medical information.
WHAT IF I NEED TO RENEW MY 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 of the expiry date, so that there is sufficient time for a decision to be made prior to the expiry of the current TUE.
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, if you require a materially different dosage, frequency, route or duration of administration, you should contact Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization as you may be required to apply for a new TUE. Some substances and dosages, e.g. insulin, are often modified during treatment and these possible fluctuations should be mentioned by the treating physician in the TUE application and would usually be accepted by the ADO TUEC.
WHAT IF MY CARIBBEAN REGIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANIZATION TUE APPLICATION IS DENIED?
A decision to deny a TUE application includes a written explanation of the reason(s) for the denial. If it is not clear to you, please contact Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization to understand exactly why the TUE was denied. Sometimes, there may be a critical piece of information, diagnostic test, laboratory results missing, etc. In which case, you should re-apply to us. Otherwise, you may appeal the denial decision as follows:
As an athlete, you have the right to request a B sample analysis. You are entitled to a fair hearing and to appeal any decision regarding a positive test or sanction imposed on you following an anti-doping rule violation.
WHAT IF MY CARIBBEAN REGIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANIZATION’S TUE IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY MY INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION?
You or Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization have 21 days to refer the matter to WADA for review after notification of the non-recognition. You should send the same information that you submitted to Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization and on which their TUEC based their decision, via a secure on-line method or by registered mail at:
WADA Medical Department
World Anti-Doping Agency
Stock Exchange Tower
800 Place Victoria (Suite 1700)
P.O. Box 120
Montreal (Quebec) H4Z 1B7
The email address to enquire and/or send the request for review is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pending WADA’s decision, Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s TUE remains valid for national-level competition and out-of-competition testing only. If the matter is not referred to WADA for review, Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization must determine whether the original TUE that was granted should remain valid for national-level Competition and Out-of-Competition Testing.