Right to counsel - 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