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, Sexually Dangerous Persons - Commitment
Individuals charged with a sexually violent offense but found incompetent to stand criminal trial, or against whom a petition is filed seeking their civil commitment post- incarceration, are entitled to "all constitutional rights available to defendants at criminal trials" including the right to counsel guaranteed by section 10 of article I of the state constitution. See Iowa Code §§ 229A.6(1) (respondent to petition “shall be entitled to the assistance of counsel . . . at state expense”), 229A.7(1) (person charged with sexually violent offense shall receive “all constitutional rights available to defendants at criminal trials, other than the right not to be tried while incompetent”); Iowa Const. art. I, § 10 (“In all criminal prosecutions, . . . the accused shall . . . have the assistance of counsel.”).
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