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St. Joseph hospital sues Harris County Sheriff’s Office over the cost of inmate care

HOUSTON, TX – A downtown Houston hospital this week sued the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, claiming the law enforcement agency owes millions of dollars in payments for inmates’ medical treatments.

St. Joseph Medical Center on Monday sought court intervention in a payment dispute stemming as far back as 2012. The hospital asked for owed payments as well as an order barring the sheriff’s office from bringing inmates to the hospital, at least until it agrees to pay for medical services in a way that complies with state law.

“Even after several demands for payment and years of negotiations, the County has yet to pay a single bill,” the hospital’s attorneys said in the lawsuit.

Content by the Houston Chronicle | Samantha Ketterer | Photo by Eric Kayne


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