Right to counsel - quarantine and sterilization
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
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).
Patients have a right to counsel at any proceeding relating to subjecting the patient to "experimental research, shock treatment, psychosurgery or sterilization." N. J. Stat. Ann. § 30:4-24.2(d)(2). The statute adds that if a patient cannot afford counsel, the court shall appoint an attorney not less than 10 days before the hearing, and the appointed attorney shall be entitled to a reasonable fee to be determined by the court and paid by the county from which the patient was admitted.
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no