Ultimate NL Anti-Doping Policy

Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador (Ultimate NL) embraces the concept of fair play and goodwill in sport along with fostering Spirit of the Game in Ultimate. To ensure the integrity and values of the sport, Ultimate NL has a policy to address and protect players from the unethical practice of doping and to discourage the use of banned substances and materials.

Ultimate NL endorses and adopts the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) as developed and issued by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. This program is in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code as developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Therefore Ultimate NL has developed an anti-doping policy that complies with both Ultimate Canada and Sport Canada and is on par with National Sport Organizations in Canada.

A copy of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program is available for viewing or downloading at: http://cces.ca/canadian-anti-doping-program.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent and effective response to the use of banned substances and practices in sport.

The rules apply to registered members of Ultimate NL, registered athletes and organizations participating in Ultimate NL sanctioned events and athletes on Ultimate NL provincial representative teams.

Any Ultimate NL competitive ultimate players must complete an Ultimate NL waiver form. This waiver includes the understanding and acknowledgement of the Ultimate NL Anti-Doping Policy.

What is a doping offense?
As defined in the WADA anti-doping rules, an offense is any non-therapeutic use of a prohibited substance or method. Most of the prohibited list is proscribed by WADA, but Ultimate NL aligns itself with the minimalist approach taken by Ultimate Canada of including only mandatory substances and methods.

A list of WADA substances is updated yearly: http://www.wada-ama.org/en/World-Anti-Doping-Program/Sports-and-Anti-Doping-Organizations/International- Standards/Prohibited-List/

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
In some cases, players may be taking substances included on the banned substance list for medicinal or therapeutic reasons. In this instance, players will need to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption prior to participating in any Ultimate NL events, Ultimate Canada events or international events or run the risk of being disqualified and possibly banned from future competition.

In order to obtain a TUE, an athlete must apply to the Canadian Centre For Ethics In Sport and the application will be reviewed by a Therapeutic Exemption Use Committee (TUEC). It is also necessary that a physician verify that the prohibited substance or method is a necessary treatment. The athlete is notified by the TUEC regarding the status of their application and all applicable parameters.

To apply for a TUE please contact the Canadian Centre For Ethics In Sport:

Fax: (613) 521-3134
Email: TUE-AUT@cces.ca
Mail: 350-955 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa ON Canada K2C 3V4

The Centre defines its Therapeutic Use Exemptions and TUEs should generally be applied for at least 21 days prior to competition. For more information on the TUE Rules and procedures visit this link: http://www.cces.ca/en/medical

Obligations of Member Athletes and Organization
Ultimate NL requires that each of its members complies with the Anti-Doping Policy. It is the responsibility of each member athlete and organization to review the Canadian Anti-Doping legislation and the WADA prohibited list and comply with the rules.

Disciplinary Actions
The Canadian Anti-Doping Program sets forth the Rules, procedures for testing, and penalties for violation of the Rules. Penalties for athletes range up to lifetime exemption from all competitive sports, as determined by the program. Ultimate NL reserves the right to enforce additional sanctions to its member athletes and organizations on a case-by-case basis.

Informing athletes
Members and team organizers should ensure that all of their athletes competing in national events;
1. are familiar with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program;
2. apply for TUEs in a suitable timeframe;
3. sign the approval form.

More information can also be found at Ultimate Canada: