Upon the filing of such complaint, the clerk shall number and index the same and shall appoint a competent physician and surgeon, living in the vicinity of the patient, who shall personally examine the patient with respect to said pregnancy, malady, or deformity. The clerk may, after the expiration of five years from the filing of a complaint, destroy it and all papers or records in connection therewith.
[SS15, § 254-b; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4008; C39, § 3828.135; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 255.4]
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