Right to counsel

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Legislation, Quarantine/Inoculation

N.J. Stat. § 30:4-24 states that "The provisions of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes shall govern the admission and commitment of persons with ... tuberculosis ...", and N.J. Stat. Ann. § 30:4-27.14 and N. J. Stat. Ann. § 30:4-27.11(c) provide a right to counsel for long and short-term confinements, respectively. The short-term confinement statute specifies that the appointed attorney shall be "paid for by the appropriate government agency."  The patient also has the "right to counsel" (it does not specifically say appointed counsel) in all placement review proceedings. N.J. R. 4:74-7(h)(2).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no