Right to counsel - sterilization

Key_development Question_mark

Legislation, Quarantine/Sterilization/Innoculation

Vermont also provides for the right to counsel prior to involuntary sterilization. "If the [sterilization] petition states that the respondent is unable to pay for counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to be paid by the state or set a hearing for a determination of respondent's ability to pay for counsel."  18 V.S.A. § 8710.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no