Right to counsel

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Legislation, Quarantine/Inoculation

Under Missouri law, a person who is the subject of a quarantine petition due to tuberculosis "shall [be] appoint[ed] legal counsel" by the court. See Mo. Ann. Stat. § 199.200(2). As with other statutory rights to counsel, the quarantine patient must invoke the right to counsel, and appointment of counsel must be supported by a finding that the person is unable to employ counsel on their own.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no