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, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward
Persons subject to an order of protection are also entitled to appointed counsel under the Tennessee Adult Protection Act. Tenn. Code Ann. § 71-6-101 et seq. The purpose of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act is to prevent abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults. If the adult refuses protective services, a court can issue an order of protection if it believes he or she lacks the capacity to consent and is in imminent danger if protective services are not rendered, and during this court proceeding, the adult has the right to be represented by counsel. Tenn. Code Ann. § 71-6-107. The statute adds that if that adult is indigent or lacks the capacity to waive this right to counsel, the court will appoint 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