DCAT Doping Control Agency of Thailand .

DCAT Doping Control Agency of Thailand .

Doping Control Agency of Thailand

Thailand has been conducting tests for prohibited substances since 1998. In 1998, as part of being a host of the 13th Asian Games, a WADA-accredited laboratory was created at Mahidol Universiry to handle the number of tests conducted from that year, The athketes paticipating in the National games, National Youth games and National Paragames became part of the testing pool in 1997.

In 2013, Thailand's Anti-Doping Act came into affect; enabling the creation of Doping Control Agency of Thailand (DCAT).


World Class Anti-Doping Agency, protecting all athletes and promoting clean sports.


พระราชบัญญัติควบคุมการใช้สารต้องห้ามทางการกีฬา พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๕ มาตรา ๑๙ กำหนดให้จัดตั้งสำนักงาน
ควบคุมการใช้สารต้องห้ามทางการกีฬา เป็นหน่วยงานในการกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย โดยมีอำนาจหน้าที่ ดังต่อไปนี้

Legal Mission

Strategic Mission

By the virtue of Article 18 of the Act, it is mandatory for Doping Control Agency of Thailand shall be established as a department within the Sports Authority of Thailand and shall have the powers and duties as follows:

  1. Responsible for the administration of the committee and the sub-committee.
  2. Take any action related to the control, inspection, use of prohibited substances according to regulations. Regulations or announcements set by the board.
  3. Provide academic services, promote academic support, quality assurance of the process of controlling the use of prohibited substances. Research and development to control and prevent the use of prohibited substances.
  4. Promote and support cooperation in the prevention of the use of prohibited substances at the national and international levels.
  5. Create a database for the control of the use of prohibited substances as well as gather and update information about the use of prohibited substances to meet international standards.
  6. Provide advertising and publicize news about prohibited substances to create knowledge and understanding for athletes and people.
  7. Coordinate with athletes, sports associations and organizations involved in the detection of banned substances nationally and internationally.
  8. Coordinate with international anti-doping sports organizations.
  9. Prepare the annual performance report. And present to the Minister at least once a year.
  10. Any other actions as assigned by the Minister, the committee and the specific committees.

To create clarity in strategic driving, the Agency complied with the legal obligations to the strategic mission as follows.

  1. Raise the standard of organization management to develop the organization to meet global standards (International organization standard)
  2. Develop a system to protect all Thai athletes on issues relating to the use of sports prohibited substances.
  3. Promote clean and fair (Clean sport)
  4. Maintain its standard of anti-doping to align with global standards.

DCAT’s Strategy

The developing plan of the Doping Control Agency of Thailand (DCAT) has set up 5 strategies for driving the organization. The details are follows
  1. Developing the control of the use of sports prohibited substances to international standards (World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards)
  2. Promoting research and learning about the use of sports prohibited substances in Thailand (Education & Research)
  3. Increase the efficiency of the sample collection process for sports prohibited substances testing (Testing and investigation)
  4. Developing the process of results management (Results Management)
  5. Creating knowledge and understanding in applying for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE)




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