Right to counsel - sterilization

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Legislation, Sterilization

Vermont provides for the right to counsel for intellectually disabled adults prior to involuntary sterilization: "If the [sterilization] petition states that the respondent is unable to pay for counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to be paid by the state or set a hearing for a determination of respondent's ability to pay for counsel."  18 V.S.A. § 8710.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no