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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 870055 - Indigent Treatment ActRESOLUTION CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS ENCOURAGING AND PROMOTING ANY AND ALL LEG18LATIVE ACTION AND INFLUENCE ON STATE LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT INTRODUCED LEGISLATION WHICH REMOVES THE CITY'S LIABILITY UNDER THE INDIGENT HEALTH CARE AND TREATMENT ACT. WHEREAS, Georgetown, Texas/ is an incorporated municipality within Williamson County, Texas; and WHEREAS, by enactment of the Indigent Health Care a Treatment Act (Article 4438f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes] the residents and taxpayers of the City of Georgetown a being taxed by Williamson County to provide for the cost delivery of health care to indigent residents not residi within the City of Gerogetown; and WHEREAS, upon the creation of the Georgetown Hospit Authority, it was clearly intended and ordained that: I The City shall not be liable or in any way legally responsible for any part of the operation, construction, maintenance, or other activities of the Hospital Authority or for any debts or obligations created by such Authority and hereby represents that the City shall in no way assume such liabilities. !-M WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, as the agency having created the Georgetown Hospital Authorityt is made liable for the cost of delivery of health care to indigent residents of the City under said Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act; THEREFORE, be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Georgetown: That all residents of the City of Georgetown, Texas, be, and are hereby urged to bring to the attention of any and all legislators of the State of Texas urging them to support House Bill 81 or Senate Bill 41 which shall remove the liabilities of ciEl-es having created Hospital Authorities, for the payment of services for which counties shall have collected tax revenues* Furthermore, support the amendments to Section 102 (6) of the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act that hospitals created under Hospital Authorities not be classified as Public Hospitals and Hospital Authorities not be considered Governmental Entities. ■ That the Mayor and City Council hereby authorize and direcm the City Manager to participate with the Hospital Authori and other municipalities in the State of Texas which suff the same or similar inequities related to the provision of t Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act to prepare oral a written testimony and other supportive documents to - presented to legislative hearings to gain relief from thi unjust State imposed legislation. PASSED AND APPROVED this IQT4 day of February, 1987, by the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, convened in regular session with a lawful quorem present. Jim Colbert 2mm ATTEST: L at Caballero City Secretary