Right to counsel
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
Legislation, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition
A public defender shall represent an indigent individual in "any other proceeding" where "confinement under a judicial commitment . . . in a public or private institution may result." Md. Code Crim. Proc. § 16-204(b)(1)(iv).
In Johnson v. Solomon, 484 F. Supp. 278 (D. Md. 1979), a federal court, relying in part on Maryland's Juvenile Causes Act (Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc., § 3-813 (formerly § 3- 821)) and Maryland Rule 11-106 (formerly Rule 906) established the right to counsel for youth in juvenile mental health commitment hearings, as well as in mandatory six-month reviews for individuals confined to a mental hospital.
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no