Right to counsel

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Legislation, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition

There is a right to counsel for respondents in civil commitment proceedings. Ga. Code Ann. §§ 37-3-44(a) (emergency receiving facility); 37-3-81(a)(2) (involuntary inpatient); 37- 3-83(e) and (h) (continued involuntary inpatient); 37-3-92(a) (involuntary outpatient); 37-3-150 (appeals); 37-4-110 (appeals). 

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no