Right to counsel

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Legislation, Sterilization

Va. Code Ann. § 54.1-2975(2) provides that the court must appoint counsel for a child in a proceeding regarding sterilization of a child between the ages of 14 and 18.


Per Va. Code Ann. § 54.1-2974, it does not appear to be possible to sterilize an adult absent informed consent.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no