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The letter from the VA doctor can be excluded as hearsay if an objection is made. You need the doctor to testify. It does not matter who he works for, he can be subpoenaed the same as any other witness.
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board shall issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum upon request in accordance with the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure sections 1985 and 1987.5 and Government Code section 68097.1. Subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum shall be on forms prescribed and approved by the Appeals Board, and for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 1990, shall contain, in addition to the requirements of Code of Civil Procedure 1985, an affidavit that a claim form has been duly filed pursuant to Labor Code section 5401, subdivision (c).
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