§16-5D-14. Legal counsel and services for the secretary.
(a) Legal counsel and services for the secretary in all
administrative hearings and all proceedings in any circuit court
and the supreme court of appeals shall be provided by the attorney
general, his or her assistants or an attorney employed by the
secretary in proceedings in any circuit court by the prosecuting
attorney of the county as well, all without additional
(b) The governor may appoint counsel for the secretary who
shall perform such legal services in representing the interests of
residents in assisted living residences in matters under the
jurisdiction of the secretary as the governor shall direct. It
shall be the duty of such counsel to appear for the residents in
all cases where they are not represented by counsel. The
compensation of such counsel shall be fixed by the governor.