TEX HS. CODE ANN. § 61.033 : Texas Statutes - Section 61.033: PAYMENT FOR SERVICES

(a) To the extent prescribed by this chapter, a county is liable for health care services provided under this subchapter by any provider, including a public hospital or hospital district, to an eligible county resident. A county is not liable for payment for health care services provided:

(1) by any provider, including a public hospital or hospital district, to a resident of that county who resides in the service area of a public hospital or hospital district; or

(2) to an eligible resident of that county who does not reside within the service area of a public hospital or hospital district by a hospital having a Hill-Burton or state-mandated obligation to provide free services and considered to be in noncompliance with the requirements of the Hill-Burton or state-mandated obligation.

(b) To the extent prescribed by this chapter, if another source of payment does not adequately cover a health care service a county provides to an eligible county resident, the county shall pay for or provide the health care service for which other payment is not available.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.