(1) For the purposes of an inspection under this Part of an agency's records, the Ombudsman:
(a) may, after notifying the chief officer of the agency, enter at any reasonable time premises occupied by the agency; and
(b) is entitled to have full and free access at all reasonable times to all records of the agency; and
(ba) is entitled to have full and free access at all reasonable times to the General Register and the Special Register; and
(c) notwithstanding section 63 or any other law, is entitled to make copies of, and to take extracts from, records of the agency or the General Register or Special Register; and
(d) may require an officer of the agency to give the Ombudsman such information as the Ombudsman considers necessary, being information that is in the officer's possession, or to which the officer has access, and that is relevant to the inspection.
(2) The chief officer of a Commonwealth agency shall ensure that the agency's officers provide to the Ombudsman such assistance in connection with the performance or exercise of the Ombudsman's functions or powers under this Part as the Ombudsman reasonably requires.
(3) The Ombudsman's powers include doing anything incidental or conducive to the performance of any of the Ombudsman's functions under this Part.