(a) A county may arrange to provide health care services through a local health department, a publicly owned facility, or a contract with a private provider regardless of the provider's location, or through the purchase of insurance for eligible residents.
(b) The county may affiliate with other governmental entities or with a public hospital or hospital district to provide regional administration and delivery of health care services.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.