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)
Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) supports all vital events operations, including reporting, registration, and amendments of births and death records.
To register for electronic filing, follow this link to TxEVER: https://txever.dshs.texas.gov/TxEverUI/Welcome.htm and click on “User Enrollment”
If you have problems registering, send an email to Help-TxEVER@dshs.texas.gov or call the TxEVER Help Desk line at 1-888-963-7111. At the prompt, press 1 for English, then press 2 for the TxEVER Help Desk.
To support you with TxEVER, please note the following.
- Visit www.dshs.texas.gov/TxEVER/ for the latest updates, user support, and schedule for daily trainings and conference calls.
- The TxEVER Help Desk can be reached by dialing 1-888-963-7111. At the prompt, press 1 for English, then press 2 for the TxEVER Help Desk.
- You can obtain assistance by emailing Help-TxEVER@dshs.texas.gov, joining a daily conference call, or contacting your local registrar for assistance.