Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Form
Medicines which are given to athletes should be checked carefully by team doctors to ensure that they are not from among prohibited substances or do not contain components of prohibited substances as clearly listed on a yearly World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) approved list of prohibited substances.
However, even in anti-doping the health of our athletes comes first. Therefore, there are situations here and there whereby some athletes may find themselves suffering from certain illnesses which may require them being prescribed certain remedies which may contain prohibited substances. In such a case, however, such an athlete has to apply for a certification that would allow him or her to take such remedies to be exempted from being considered to be doping. The certificate is called Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). It’s approved by a specially established committee under a National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) or a Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO). Zambian athletes requiring aTUE have been applying to Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Organization. In the near future Zambian NADO would establish its own TUE Committee to process the certificates.