CIHCP State Assistance
Per Chapter 61 of the Health and Safety code, the Department of State Health Services is required to provide financial assistance to county-run programs that expend more than 8 percent of their General Revenue Tax Levy on indigent health care services.
In addition, per Sec. 61.039, Failure to Provide State Assistance, if the department fails to provide assistance to an eligible county as prescribed by Section 61.038, the county is not liable for payments for health care services provided to its eligible county residents after the county reaches the 8 percent expenditure level.
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