Right to counsel - outpatient treatment

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Legislation, Involuntary Medical Treatment (incomplete)

For outpatient treatment, Utah Code Ann. § 26B-5-351(12) provides that “Before the hearing, an opportunity to be represented by counsel shall be afforded to the proposed patient, and if neither the proposed patient nor others provide counsel, the court shall appoint counsel and allow counsel sufficient time to consult with the proposed patient before the hearing. In the case of an indigent proposed patient, the payment of reasonable attorney fees for counsel, as determined by the court, shall be made by the county in which the proposed patient resides or is found.”

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes