Right to counsel - quarantine

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Legislation, Quarantine/Inoculation

n individual has a right to counsel if he/she faces isolation or quarantine due to a public health emergency. S.C. Code Ann. § 44-4- 540(F) (2002) ("The court must appoint counsel to represent individuals or groups of individuals who are or who are about to be isolated or quarantined pursuant to the provisions of this act and who are not otherwise represented by counsel. Payment for these appointments must be made in accordance with other appointments for legal representation in actions arising outside of matters in this act....").

 

In addition, individuals who are imprisoned or confined must also be appointed counsel if they face isolation due to venereal or sexually transmitted disease. S.C. Code Ann. § 44-29-115 ("The person for whom isolation is sought must be represented by counsel at all proceedings and, if he cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court shall appoint an attorney to represent him. The attorney for the person isolated must have access to any documents regarding the isolation.")

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no