Under Article 10.0 of the ISTUE, if your TUE is denied by the granting authority (International Federation [IF] or National Anti-Doping Organization [NADO]), you may ask WADA to review the decision, provided you are either:
- An athlete belonging to an International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP);
- An athlete belonging to a National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP); or
- An athlete competing in an IF-sanctioned international event for which a TUE is required.
The review process is as follows:
a) The request for review must be sent via registered letter to WADA’s Medical Director within 21 days of the decision by the TUE granting authority. We ask you to include your full contact details, including your e-mail address. WADA will inform you whether or not your case can be reviewed by WADA’s Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC), as per article 10.0 of the ISTUE;
b) You will be asked to pay WADA an administrative fee of US$500. If your request is accepted by WADA, further information will be provided regarding payment of this fee;
c) WADA’s TUEC will review the same documentation as the TUE granting authority. WADA may ask you to provide additional information or documents;
d) WADA’s TUEC will render its decision within 30 days of its acceptance to review the case;
e) The original denial of the TUE will remain in effect until WADA’s TUEC reaches a decision. You are therefore not permitted to use the substance while waiting for the decision from WADA’s TUEC. If the TUE is granted by WADA’s TUEC, the TUE immediately goes into effect in accordance with the conditions outlined by WADA’s TUEC.
f) WADA’s TUEC’s decision may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).