TUE - Medications

TUE – Medications

Athletes are responsible for everything they ingest – food, drink, vitamins and other food supplements or medications.

Players (badminton / Para badminton) may become ill or have conditions that require them to take medications. If an athlete is required to take medications and the medications contain substances which are on the WADA Prohibited List, the athlete must apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

This may give that athlete the authorization to take the medications that he/she requires.

Before taking any medication that contains a prohibited substance, the athlete must complete the TUE application process and be granted the TUE.


To whom does this requirement apply?

Players who compete in sport at the international level, as defined by each International Federation, consistent with the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. For the sport of Badminton, International-Level Athletes are defined as set out in the Scope section of the Introduction to these Anti-Doping Regulations.


TUE Application Process

The BWF has delegated responsibility for all TUE applications to the International Testing Agency (ITA). This means that the ITA is now fully responsible for the TUE application process for all international-level athletes that fall under the BWF’s jurisdiction.

All TUE applications now need to be directed to the ITA. Further information can be found linked here, with the TUE application form linked here

Please submit TUE applications to [email protected], with [email protected] and [email protected] in copy.

The status of substances can be checked on www.globaldro.com

TUE Recognition

BWF automatically recognizes TUEs from other anti-doping organizations. However, BWF will still review the TUE and might ask the player for further information.

Therefore, a player who has a valid TUE does not need to submit a new request to the BWF for the same substance.


The following links will assist you.