If you're a physician and you will EVER be called upon to sign a death certificate, state law requires you to register with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to file the certificate electronically.
You cannot wait until a death has occurred in order to register; that’s too late, because it takes DSHS seven to ten business days to process new enrollments.
If you end up having to complete a paper death certificate because you didn’t timely register for electronic filing, the Texas Medical Board may take action based on the violation. (See Tex. Health and Safety Code, §193.005)
To register for electronic filing, follow this link to Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) Death Registration: https://ter2.dshs.state.tx.us/edeath/
If you have problems registering, send an email to Help-TER@TexasVSU.org or call the TER Help Desk line at (512) 776-3490 or 1-888-963-7111 ext 3490.
Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) Goes Live Jan. 1, 2019
The Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) will soon replace the current Texas Electronic Registrar system. From October to December 2018, the Texas Department of State Health Services—Vital Statistics Section (DSHS—VSS) will hold a series of trainings on TxEVER to ensure all stakeholders possess familiarity with this new system.
Your participation impacts your community in decreasing fraudulent use of vital records, informs your peers about birth and death registration and strengthen community collaboration. Your knowledge and efforts will help shape vital registration and data quality in Texas.
Trainings will be held both via webinars and through the TxEVER Roadshow, which are in-person trainings coming to a location near you.
Please visit the TxEVER website for updates and online resources: http://dshs.texas.gov/vs/field/The-TxEVER-Project/