Note that all International Level athletes must apply for a TUE if they are taking any prohibited medication and ensure that it is kept up to date at all times.

It is important that your doctor not only fills in the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Application Form but supplies additional information as required and this should be noted carefully and included with the form.

Full details can be found on the WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) website, but note that section 8.9 states:

The application shall include a comprehensive medical history and the results of all examinations, laboratory investigations and imaging studies relevant to the application. The arguments related to the diagnosis and treatment, as well as duration of validity, should be guided by the WADA “Medical Information to Support the Decisions of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees (TUECs)."

In the Veldhoven Bulletins, the WBF Medical Officer published an article concerning the Anti-doping regulations in Bridge, which you can read by clicking here.

It would be best if you print any document on the Medical Information pages relating to your personal medical condition, and take them to your Doctor when applying for a TUE so that he or she can provide the correct and full information needed at the time you apply.

Any players requiring exemption certificates should ensure that the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Application Form is fully completed, together with the necessary supporting documents (click here to see what is required) and return it to the address given on the document as soon as possible and no later than 30 days before the commencement of the competition in which you are participating. It is acceptable to scan and email the TUE form and documentation.

Click here to download the TUE Application Form(word format)

Click here to see the TUE Application Form (.pdf format)