DCAT 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.
ควบคุมการใช้สารต้องห้ามทางการกีฬา เป็นหน่วยงานในการกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย โดยมีอำนาจหน้าที่ ดังต่อไปนี้
To create clarity in strategic driving, the Agency complied with the legal obligations to the strategic mission as follows.
- Raise the standard of organization management to develop the organization to meet global standards (International organization standard)
- Develop a system to protect all Thai athletes on issues relating to the use of sports prohibited substances.
- Promote clean and fair (Clean sport)
- Maintain its standard of anti-doping to align with global standards.
DCAT’s StrategyThe developing plan of the Doping Control Agency of Thailand (DCAT) has set up 5 strategies for driving the organization. The details are follows
- Developing the control of the use of sports prohibited substances to international standards (World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards)
- Promoting research and learning about the use of sports prohibited substances in Thailand (Education & Research)
- Increase the efficiency of the sample collection process for sports prohibited substances testing (Testing and investigation)
- Developing the process of results management (Results Management)
- Creating knowledge and understanding in applying for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE)