Right to counsel
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).
Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward
Mentally ill and/or physically impaired adults seeking temporary protection from abuse and neglect are entitled to legal representation, and "the court shall assign counsel to assist the respondent." N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law §473-a(5)(b)(iv). New York state law provides that residents of mental health facilities are entitled to "initiate and take any legal action deemed necessary to safeguard the right of any patient or resident to protection from abuse or mistreatment." N.Y. Mental Hyg. Law § 47.03(e).
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