THE BAHAMAS ANTI-DOPING THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION COMMITTEE (BADTUEC)
- Receive and examine applications from national-level athletes for Therapeutic Use
- Exemption Certificates;
- Revoke Therapeutic Use Certificates;
- Perform any other functions that are conferred or imposed on it by the Act.
The Committee shall consist of six (6) duly qualified medical practitioners. Each appointment shall be evidenced by an instrument in writing, stating the period of office, which should not exceed three (3) years.
A Chairman of this Committee shall be appointed by the Commission.
Members may be eligible for re-appointment.
Where any member of the BADTUEC is connected with an athlete (having regard to their familial, business or other relationship) or has an interest in any national sporting organization or international sporting federation, such a member is excluded from considering any application for Therapeutic Use Exemption from that athlete or, as the case may be, any athlete who is a member or participant in a sporting event organized or sanctioned by the international sporting federation or national sporting organization in which he has an interest.
Dr. KATHRYN DE SOUZA
Dr. Kathryn de Souza is a Physiatrist (Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) with US board certification in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine. After graduating from Middlebury College, she attended New York Medical College, receiving her medical degree in 1992. She completed her medical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where she was Chief Resident. She currently works in private practice at Doctors Hospital West and is the Clinical Director for Rehabilitation Services at Doctors Hospital. Dr. de Souza is a competitive marathon runner and rows with the Nassau Rowing Club, where she serves as Vice President of the Board. She is also a board member of the Bahamas Humane Society. She has been the Chairperson of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee for the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission since its inception