TUE – For Substances and Methods on the Prohibited List

Floorball players, like other athletes, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication that an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption will give the athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Athletes may apply for a TUE for any treatment involving a substance or method on the Prohibited List.
Access the Prohibited list


Where the player already has a TUE granted by his or her National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) for the substance or method in question, that TUE is automatically valid for IFF Events provided that such TUE decision has been reported in accordance with Article 5.4 of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption and therefore are available for review by WADA. The IFF still asks that players with a valid NADO TUE send the copy of the TUE application & receipt to the IFF.
Access TUE application form


Medical evidence needed to support the diagnosis

There needs to be objective medical evidence to confirm the diagnosis and the need for treatment with a prohibited substance. This medical evidence must be sent together with the TUE application. Medical evidence shall include complete medical history (for example onset of the disease, family history, triggers, severity, etc.), results of all examinations and laboratory investigations and/or the imaging studies.


Who needs a TUE?

All international level players who use prohibited substances and/or methods, must fill the TUE Form and submit the Application to the IFF or their National Anti-Doping Agency:

  1. Athletes in the IFF Registered Testing Pool (if existing)
  2. Athletes with the following ranking: National team Floorball players that represent the top three (3) nations based on the previous World Floorball Championships (WFC) results during the WFC year (Men: even years/Women: uneven years).
  3. Athletes who compete in the following official IFF Events: World Floorball Championships (WFC), U19 World Floorball Championships (U19 WFC), Champions Cup (CC), EuroFloorball Cup (EFC) and WFC Qualifications

All TUE applications sent to the IFF need to be in English and will be reviewed by the IFF Medical Committee. If approved, the athlete can begin treatment after receiving the authorisation notice from the IFF (except in rare cases of an acute life threatening condition for which a retroactive approval may be considered).


Sanction fee for late TUE applications

The completed TUE forms must be submitted to the IFF Head Office at least 30 days before the event. The sanction fee for the late incoming Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) applications is 100/CHF/application. The sanction fee shall be paid by the Member Association (WFC) or Club team (CC & EFC) of the applying athlete.


Validity of granted TUEs

All TUEs are granted for a limited period of time. At least 30 days before the expiry date, a new TUE application must be sent to the IFF together with up-to-date medical evidence. The validity of the TUE is dependent on the prohibited substance.

All TUE‘s granted by IFF are valid in the different national leagues around the world.


How to apply for a TUE?

1. Download the IFF TUE application Form and fill it in with a physician

  • The TUE form requires both the athlete‘s and the physician‘s signature
  • All documents (TUE form and medical evidence attachments) must be written in English.

2. Gather required medical evidence

  • Complete medical history (including onset of the disease, family history, triggers, severity)
  • Results of all examinations
  • Laboratory investigations and/or the imaging studies

3. Send the completed TUE form together with the medical evidence to the IFF

  • E-mail: antidoping(at)floorball.org
  • Post: IFF Office, Alakiventie 2, 00920 Helsinki, Finland

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Checklists:

More TUE checklists found on the WADA website here.