|Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination|
|Texas requires a nonprofit hospital to make information available to the public about its community benefit plan and its charity care program.
Texas law requires that a nonprofit hospital provide to each person seeking any health care service at the hospital a notice (in appropriate languages and in language readily understandable to the average reader) about the hospital’s charity care program, including its eligibility policies and how to apply for the program. The notice must be posted in prominent hospital locations, including the general waiting area, the emergency department waiting area, and the business office. A nonprofit hospital must also publish notice of its charity care policies annually in a local newspaper. Tex. Health and Safety Code Ann. §311.046(d).