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Legislation, Involuntary Medical Treatment

N.Y. GL ch. 123, § 9 states:

 

Any person may make written application to a justice of superior court at any time and in any county, stating that ... a person named in such application is the subject of a medical treatment order issued by a district court or a division of the juvenile court department and should not be so treated, giving the names of all persons interested in his ... medical treatment and requesting his discharge or other relief … The justice shall appoint an attorney to represent any applicant whom he finds to be indigent.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no