Right to counsel

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Legislation, Quarantine/Inoculation

Counsel must be appointed to represent any person who is temporarily detained due to a doctor's belief that he is infected with a threatening communicable disease, "if the court determines that the person held cannot afford legal representation or if the court determines that appointment of counsel is required in the interest of justice."  NMSA 1978, § 24-1-15(G) (contagious diseases); NMSA 1978, § 24-1-15.1(H) (infectious forms of tuberculosis).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no