Another January deadline . . . new Texas vital statistics registry

November 7, 2018 Laura Hale Brockway

Texas physicians will be required to use a new system to submit death certificates beginning January 1, 2019. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will introduce a new vital statistics registry system called TxEver  on January 1.

TxEver — which replaces the current Texas Electronic Register (TER) —will support all vital events operations, including reporting, registration, and amendments of births and deaths, DSHS said. The new system is reported to be more accurate and easier to use. 

In Texas, physicians are required to fill out an electronic death certificate within five days of receiving it or face penalties from the Texas Medical Board.

To train users on the new system, DSHS officials have been conducting in-person training sessions. DSHS is also offering online webinars through December 28.

For more information on TxEVER webinars and live-training sessions, contact the DSHS at TxEVER@dshs.texas.gov, call (512) 776-3010, or visit the DSHS website.

 

Resources

More on Texas death certificate requirements (log-in required)

TxEVER website (includes user guides and other resources).

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Laura Hale Brockway is the Assistant Vice President of Marketing at TMLT. She has more than 20 years of marketing and management experience, and has worked for Seton Healthcare Family and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. Laura holds an Editor in Life Science (ELS) certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.

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