Right to counsel

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Legislation, Civil Commitment

There is a right to counsel in all mental health commitment proceedings and for changes from outpatient to involuntary inpatient services.

Cite: D.C. Code ยงยง 21-543, 7-1304.02; SCR M.H. Rule 2A, 12; SCR M.R. Rule 11

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no