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2.3.5 Delegates' powers of enquiry

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For the purposes of liability investigation, Delegates have the following powers:

1.Under S58 of the SRCA: The power to require the production of relevant documents or information in the possession of the claimant.

2.Under S57 of the SRCA: The power to require a medical examination by a doctor of the Delegate's choosing.

3.Under the Cabinet-approved arrangements which saw RCG transferred from Defence to DVA: Access to all relevant documents and information held by the Department of Defence. Note: The practicalities of access to ADF medical files and who is responsible for seeking documents thereon is discussed further at part 9.2 of this Handbook.