Right to counsel

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Legislation, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition

Counsel must be appointed where court-ordered mental health care services are to be provided.  Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 574.003.  See also Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 574.061(d) (where facility seeks to modify outpatient mental health services order, counsel must be appointed for patient).  

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no