Gov't Code Section 125.005
Program in Certain Counties Mandatory
(a)The commissioners court of a county with a population of more than 200,000 shall:
(1)establish a mental health court program under Section 125.002 (Authority to Establish Program); and
(2)direct the judge, magistrate, or coordinator to comply with Section 121.002 (Oversight)(c)(1).
(b)A county required under this section to establish a mental health court program shall apply for federal and state funds available to pay the costs of the program. The criminal justice division of the governor’s office may assist a county in applying for federal funds as required by this subsection.
(c)Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a county is required to establish a mental health court program under this section only if:
(1)the county receives federal or state funding specifically for that purpose in an amount sufficient to pay the fund costs of the mental health court program; and
(2)the judge, magistrate, or coordinator receives the verification described by Section 121.002 (Oversight)(c)(2).
(d)A county that is required under this section to establish a mental health court program and fails to establish or to maintain that program is ineligible to receive grant funding from this state or any state agency.
Section 125.005 — Program in Certain Counties Mandatory,