Right to counsel

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Legislation, Quarantine/Inoculation

In any proceeding involving the involuntary quarantining of a person allegedly infected with a communicable disease, the person has a right to counsel, “who may be the public defender or his or her deputy.”  Nev. Stat. § 441A.660(1).  Appointed counsel’s fees “must be charged against the estate of the person for whom the counsel was appointed or, if the person is indigent, against the county in which the application for involuntary court-ordered isolation or quarantine was filed.”  § 441A.660(2).  However, “if the person for whom counsel was appointed is challenging his or her isolation or quarantine or any condition of such isolation or quarantine and . . . succeeds in [the] challenge,” appointed counsel’s fees “must be charged against the county in which the application for involuntary court-ordered isolation or quarantine was filed.”  Id.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no