As part of the AEBF’s new anti doping policy and recognition by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) we are required to report to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) any player who has a current Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemption (ATUE).
This is any player who is on a prescribed medication which is on the banned substance list and has been to see their GP and had them sign the ATUE form saying there are no other medications suitable to treat their condition.
Under the new AEBF anti-doping policy any player competing in an AEBF sanctioned event that is on a prescribed medication that is on the banned substance list will need to have a current ATUE.
If the player does not have a current ATUE and tests positive to their prescribed medication they are in breach of the AEBF anti-doping policy and will be subject to sanctions under the anti-doping policy.
Copies of the form required to be completed by the players GP to seek ATUE can be found on the ASADA webpage www.asada.gov.au.
The ASADA Hotline on 1800 020 506 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM AEST 7 days a week. (under the billiards section)