TEX HS. CODE ANN. § 61.0285 : Texas Statutes - Section 61.0285: OPTIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

(a) In addition to basic health care services provided under Section 61.028, a county may, in accordance with department rules adopted under Section 61.006, provide other medically necessary services or supplies that the county determines to be cost-effective, including:

(1) ambulatory surgical center services;

(2) diabetic and colostomy medical supplies and equipment;

(3) durable medical equipment;

(4) home and community health care services;

(5) social work services;

(6) psychological counseling services;

(7) services provided by physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists;

(8) dental care;

(9) vision care, including eyeglasses;

(10) services provided by federally qualified health centers, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1396d(l)(2)(B);

(11) emergency medical services; and

(12) any other appropriate health care service identified by board rule that may be determined to be cost-effective.

(b) A county must notify the department of the county's intent to provide services specified by Subsection (a). If the services are approved by the department under Section 61.006, or if the department fails to notify the county of the department's disapproval before the 31st day after the date the county notifies the department of its intent to provide the services, the county may credit the services toward eligibility for state assistance under this subchapter.

(c) A county may provide health care services that are not specified in Subsection (a), or may provide the services specified in Subsection (a) without actual or constructive approval of the department, but may not credit the services toward eligibility for state assistance.


Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1377, Sec. 1.09, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 874, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 892, Sec. 24, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.