Right to counsel

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Legislation, Involuntary Medical Treatment (incomplete)

There is a right to counsel for an an indigent, involuntarily-committed patient over nonconsensual antipsychotic medication treatment. Colo. Stat. § 27-65-107(5).


Developmentally disabled persons whose guardians have petitioned the court for an order to have them sterilized are also granted the statutory right to a court-appointed attorney.  Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25.5-10-233(2). 

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no