Right to counsel

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In matters related to petitions for court determinations as to whether a patient has the capacity to make a health care decision, or for an order authorizing a designated health care decision-maker on the patient's behalf, unrepresented patients have the right to counsel under Cal. Prob. Code § 3205. 


If the individual is unable to pay for the appointed counsel in whole or in part, the county shall pay. See id. (incorporating the compensation and expenses provision found at Cal. Prob. Code § 1472).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no