UCLA Requirements for the Preoperative History and Physical Examination

Any patient scheduled for surgery or an invasive procedure must have a complete history and physical examination (H & P) completed within 30 days of the procedure date. The H & P must be dated, timed, and signed. If you are a member of the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Staff, you must also include your MD ID number (pager number).

The H & P must include a chief complaint, history of present illness, a review of systems, past surgical history, family history, social history, medication list, allergies, and results of a physical examination including vital signs.