Right to counsel - sterilization of ward

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Legislation, Sterilization

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 159.0806(2), enacted in 2019, provides that a guardian must apply for court approval to sterilize a protected person, and that “Unless an attorney or a guardian ad litem has already been appointed, after a guardian applies to the court for the authority to consent to the sterilization of a protected person, the court shall appoint: (a) An attorney to represent the protected person; and (b) A guardian ad litem to make recommendations on behalf of the protected person.”

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no