Health & Safety Code Section 35.007
Financial Eligibility; Other Benefits
(a)The department shall require a child receiving services, or the person who has a legal obligation to support the child, to pay for or reimburse the department for that part of the cost of the services that the child or person is financially able to pay.
(b)A child is not eligible to receive services under this chapter to the extent that the child or a person with a legal obligation to support the child is eligible for some other benefit that would pay for all or part of the services. The executive commissioner may waive this subsection if its enforcement will deny services to a class of children because of conflicting state and federal laws or rules and regulations.
(c)When the application is made under this chapter or at any time before, during, or after the receipt of services, an applicant for or recipient of services shall inform the department of any other benefit to which the child or any person who has a legal obligation to support the child may be entitled.
(d)A child who has received services that are covered by some other benefit, or any other person with a legal obligation to support the child, shall reimburse the department to the extent of the services provided when the other benefit is received.
(e)The department may collect the cost of services provided under this chapter directly:
(1)in accordance with Title XVIII, Title XIX, or Title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1395 et seq., 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396 et seq., and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1397aa et seq.), as amended; or
(2)from any personal insurance, a health maintenance organization, or any other third party who has a legal obligation to pay other benefits.
Section 35.007 — Financial Eligibility; Other Benefits,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.35.htm#35.007 (accessed Dec. 9, 2023).