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Electronic Death Registration

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.


To register for electronic filing
, follow this link to Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) Death Registrationhttps://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.


See Tex. Health and Safety Code, §193.005:
 
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/HS/htm/HS.193.htm.