The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process is a means by which an athlete can obtain approval to use a prescribed prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition. Athletes should advise all medical personnel of their obligation to abide by the anti-doping rules of their sport and that any medical treatment received must not violate these rules.
Only volleyball players at a certain levels of competition must proactively submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application if they need to use a prohibited substance or method for a legitimate medical condition. Players below these levels are only required to submit a TUE retrospectively (after use) within 10 working days following a drug test.
When prescribed a substance or method, players should find out whether the medication is prohibited by checking the Global Drug Reference Online system at www.globaldro.co.uk. If the medication is not prohibited, athletes can start using the prescribed medication or treatment.
For further information or to download a TUE application form, please visit the TUE section of the UKAD website