Under Texas law, physicians that will be called upon to complete and sign a death certificate in Texas are required to register to file the certificate electronically with the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Texas Medical Board is authorized to take action against providers who do not register for electronic filing of death certificates under Tex. Health and Safety Code §193.005. Until recently, registration and filing of death certificates was made through the Texas Electronic Registrar (“TER”).

On January 1, 2019, the Texas Department of State Health Services replaced TER with a new platform, the Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (“TxEver”). TxEver supports all vital events operations, including reporting, registration, and amendments of birth and death records, and represents one of the first fully integrated vital records systems nationwide. TxEver will additionally support the Texas remote birth issuance system, which allows users to obtain copies of birth certificates without having to visit the vital records offices in their county of birth.

Things to Know:

  • Existing TER user IDs will be migrated over to TxEver at the end of 2018. Users previously registered with TER should have received an email on January 1, 2019 with temporary passwords and login information to get started in TxEver.
  • Incomplete birth and death records started in TER were NOT migrated over to TxEver. If you started but did not complete a record in TER before its shutdown on December 28, 2018, you must recreate and submit the incomplete record in TxEver.
  • If you were not previously registered with TER, do not wait until a death has occurred to register with TxEver. The Texas Health and Safety Code requires electronic filing of death certificates within ten days of the date of death. DSHS can take between 7-10 days to verify enrollment in the electronic system.

As the transition takes place, the Texas Department of State Health Services is running daily training webinars for TxEver. Visit the DSHS website for the latest updates and more information. www.dshs.texas.gov/TxEVER

Training Date and Time Audience
TxEVER Training for Birth Registrars

Monday – Friday

8:00 am-9:30 am

Hospitals / Birth Clerks
TxEVER Training for Death Registration – Medical Certification

Monday – Friday

12:00 pm-1:30 pm

JPs / MEs / Physicians
TxEVER Training for Death Registration – Funeral Homes

Monday – Friday

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Funeral Home Directors
TxEVER Training for Local Registrars

Monday – Friday

4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Local Registrars

Web Meeting:  https://stateoftx-dshs.centurylinkccc.com/CenturylinkWeb/ChrisGuerrero

Primary Access Number: 1-720-279-0026
Guest Passcode: 630499

Additional Access:
USA 1-720-279-0026
USA, Dallas 1-877-820-7831

TxEver can be accessed here: https://txever.dshs.texas.gov/TxEverUI/Welcome.htm