Medical Exemptions

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List, an approved medical exemption will provide the athlete authorization to take the medication.

Athletes can use the Medical Exemption Wizard to determine their medical exemption requirements and to download the application form if required.



While the Medical Exemption Wizard is a helpful tool for learning about medical exemption requirements, the CCES cannot be held liable for errors in results. The use of the Medical Exemption Wizard is subject to the Terms of Use of the CCES website. This tool will be updated to reflect changes to the WADA Prohibited List, the WADA TUE Standard and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, as required.

Athletes are not automatically granted medical exemptions and must ensure they follow the appropriate application process for their sport, competition level, and medical treatment.

Any change in sport or competition level may result in a change to medical exemption requirements. Athletes should verify medical exemption requirements regularly to ensure they have the correct information.

For more information or for specific questions regarding medical exemption requirements, please contact:

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