Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 31.011
Recovery of Costs


The department may recover the cost of services provided under this chapter from a person who does not reimburse the department as required by Section 31.010 (Financial Eligibility; Other Benefits) or from any third party who has a legal obligation to pay other benefits and to whom notice of the department’s interest has been given.


At the request of the commissioner, the attorney general may bring suit in the appropriate court of Travis County on behalf of the department.


In a judgment in favor of the department, the court may award attorney’s fees, court costs, and interest accruing from the date on which the department provides the services to the date on which the department is reimbursed.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Source: Section 31.011 — Recovery of Costs, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­31.­htm#31.­011 (accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

§ 31.011’s source at texas​.gov