Right to counsel

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Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Protected Person (incomplete)

35 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 10225.307(c) provides that in petitions for emergency adult protective services on an involuntary basis, “In order to protect the rights of an older adult for whom protective services are being ordered, an emergency court order under this section shall provide that the older adult has the right to legal counsel. If the older adult is unable to provide for counsel, such counsel shall be appointed by the court.”

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no