Right to counsel
Litigation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents
In R.V. v. Com., Dept. for Health and Family Services, 242 S.W.3d 669 (Ky. App. 2007), the Court of Appeals stated that “pursuant to both the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and KRS 625.080(3) and 620.100(1), that the parental rights of a child may not be terminated unless that parent has been represented by counsel at every critical stage of the proceedings.” This suggests the right to counsel is not only statutory, but also constitutional in nature.
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: yes