SOURCE: Doug Aldeen, Attorney At Law & Godfather of IRC 501r
The Texas Hospital District statute takes charity care one step further: Texas places the burden ON THE FACILITY to establish the ability of the patient to pay at cost.
The patient does not have to go through the administrative burden of establishing eligibility and can receive the care they need while the facility works out the details. The link to the Texas statute (Lubbock, TX Hospital District) is provided as well: SPECIAL DISTRICT LOCAL LAWS CODE CHAPTER 1053. LUBBOCK COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT OF LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS