What is a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)?


Athletes, like all people, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications or undergo procedures. If the medication or method an athlete is required to take/use to treat an illness or condition is included in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) makes it possible for the athlete to take the treatment while remaining in compliance with the anti-doping rules.
Applications for TUEs are reviewed by a panel of experts, the FEI TUE Committee (TUEC), and will be approved if the conditions set by WADA’s International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) are satisfied.

Important: major modification for the 2022 WADA Prohibited List: a major change to the status of glucocorticoids will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Please read this document carefully.