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, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition
Oklahoma's mental health laws guarantee a person alleged to require involuntary commitment for treatment with a right to court-appointed counsel if they are found to be indigent. Okla. Stat. tit. 43A, § 5-411(A)(2) provides that "An individual alleged to be a person requiring treatment shall have the following rights: . . . The right to counsel, including court-appointed counsel, and if the person has no counsel, that the court shall appoint an attorney to represent the person at no cost if the person is an indigent person and cannot afford an attorney." The person alleged to require treatment also has a right to notice of their ability to obtain a court-appointed attorney. Okla. Stat. tit. 43A, § 5-412(B)(5). Further, the person alleged to require treatment can obtain their own counsel or replace the court-appointed counsel, and if the person files an affidavit that they are indigent, the attorney's fees will be paid from the court fund, subject to limits set by the court. Okla. Stat. tit. 43A, § 5-411(D)(2)-(3).
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