(a) In this section, “sponsored alien” means a person who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act ( 8 U.S.C. Section 1101 et seq. ) and who, as a condition of admission, was sponsored by a person who executed an affidavit of support on behalf of the person.
(b) A public hospital or hospital district that provides health care services to a sponsored alien under this chapter may recover from a person who executed an affidavit of support on behalf of the alien the costs of the health care services provided to the alien.
(c) A public hospital or hospital district described by Subsection (b) must notify a sponsored alien and a person who executed an affidavit of support on behalf of the alien, at the time the alien applies for health care services, that a person who executed an affidavit of support on behalf of a sponsored alien is liable for the cost of health care services provided to the alien.
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