Latex Allergy Policy Term Definition

Persons will be considered as having a latex allergy and will need latex precautions in the delivery of care if he or she has any of the following:

  • A known latex allergic reaction during prior surgical or medical interventions.
  • A history of allergy symptoms during non-medical latex contact (e.g., blowing up balloons).
  • Spina bifida, including myelomeningocele and sacral or lumbosacral angenis; congenital urological anomalies, such as cloaca or bladder extrophy.