Criteria for granting a TUE
A bandy player may be granted a TUE if (and only if) he/she can show, by a balance of probability, that each of the following conditions is met:
- The prohibited substance or prohibited method in question is needed to treat an acute or
chronic medical condition, such that the player would experience a significant impairment to health if the prohibited substance or prohibited method were to be withheld.
- The therapeutic use of the prohibited substance or prohibited method is highly unlikely to produce any additional enhancement of performance beyond what might be anticipated by a return to the players’s normal state of health following the treatment of the acute or chronic medical condition.
- There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the prohibited substance or
- The necessity for the use of the prohibited substance or prohibited method is not a consequence, wholly or in part, of the prior use (without a TUE) of a substance or method which was prohibited at the time of such use.
Players who are about to apply for a TUE are advised to refer their doctor to WADA’s weblink titled “Medical information to support the decisions of TUECs”, which will give the doctor more details on the application of these criteria in relation to a particular medical condition.