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The Medical Commission has been established and appointed by the Executive Committee in accordance with Regulation 8 to provide medical advice on sailing matters.
Terms of Reference
8.6.6 The Medical Commission shall:
(a) inform and advise the ISAF Executive Committee in respect of the implications and implementation of World Anti-Doping Code, and all its provisions;
(b) ensure that such annual changes as are made to the World Anti-Doping Code List of Prohibited Substances and Methods are published and made known to Member National Authorities, so that these may be disseminated to competitive sailors worldwide;
(c) advise and assist the Executive Committee in the practical enforcement of the World Anti-Doping Code;
(d) consider and process, via the ISAF Secretariat, requests from competitors for dispensation for ATUE and TUE in accordance with the procedures in the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and to issue such Certifications of Approval and notify the Executive Committee;
(e) forward requests for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, suitably validated by the Executive Committee, for competitors seeking to compete in the Olympic Sailing Competition, to the IOC Medical Commission, and to act on behalf of such competitors in confidential negotiations with the IOC Medical Commission;
(f) consider and advise the Executive Committee on Medical matters affecting all branches of sailing served by the International Sailing Federation;
(g) if requested by the Executive Committee, make investigations into aspects of sailing which have or may have an effect upon the physical or mental health of sailors.