(a) A county is not liable for the cost of a health care service provided under Section 61.028 or 61.0285 that is in excess of the payment standards for that service established by the department under Section 61.006.
(b) A county may contract with a provider of assistance to provide a health care service at a rate below the payment standard set by the department.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1377, Sec. 1.12, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.