VA must take care to preserve all files and records that may be needed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prove its claims in court. VA ordinarily should include certified copies of the documents that form the basis for the claim when referring such claims to DOJ for litigation. VA shall provide originals of such documents immediately upon request by DOJ.
(Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3711; 38 U.S.C. 501)
[69 FR 62200, Oct. 25, 2004]
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