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Inquiry and subpoena 1
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCP) CHAPTER 59-A, ARTICLE 11
§ 1114. Inquiry and subpoena

1. The public administrator may institute an inquiry in any case in
which he is authorized to act as to any matter affecting the estate of
the decedent.

2. For that purpose he may issue a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum
either before or after the issuance of letters in the name of the court
with the same effect as if either were issued by the court.

3. Failure to comply with the directions of the subpoena or subpoena
duces tecum shall be punishable as a contempt of court.