TEX HS. CODE ANN. § 61.029 : Texas Statutes - Section 61.029: PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES

(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.