Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 1075.111
Payment for Treatment; Procedures
(a)When a patient who resides in the district is admitted to a district facility, the district administrator shall have an inquiry made into the circumstances of:
(1)the patient; and
(2)the patient’s relatives legally liable for the patient’s support.
(b)If the district administrator determines that the patient or those relatives cannot pay for all or part of the patient’s care and treatment in the hospital, the amount that cannot be paid becomes a charge against the district.
(c)If the district administrator determines that the patient or those relatives can pay for all or part of the patient’s care and treatment, the patient or those relatives shall be ordered to pay the district a specified amount each week for the patient’s support. The amount ordered must be proportionate to their financial ability and may not exceed the actual per capita cost of maintenance.
(d)The district administrator may collect the amount from the patient’s estate, or from those relatives legally liable for the patient’s support, in the manner provided by law for the collection of expenses of the last illness of a deceased person.
(e)If there is a dispute as to the ability to pay, or doubt in the mind of the district administrator, the board shall hold a hearing and, after calling witnesses, shall:
(1)resolve the dispute or doubt; and
(2)issue any appropriate orders.
Section 1075.111 — Payment for Treatment; Procedures,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.1075.htm#1075.111 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).