Texas Health and Safety Code § 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.

(c) A county may provide or arrange to provide health care services for eligible county residents through the purchase of health coverage or other health benefits, including benefits described by Chapter 75.

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