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New Legislation Requiring Electronic Death Registration
House Bill 1739, which mandates electronic death registration for funeral homes and medical certifiers, was signed by the Governor on June 15, 2007, and takes effect on September 1, 2007. Section 193.005 requires that medical certifiers on a death certificate submit the medical certification and attest to its validity using an electronic process (currently Texas Electronic Registrar) approved by the State Registrar.
Enroll in Texas Electronic Death Registration
If you are a medical certifier and are not currently signed up for Texas Electronic Death Registration, you can enroll in Texas Electronic Death Registration by going to www.requestTER.texasvsu.org.
If you are having problems with the online request form you may also print off the fax request form, completed registration form, and fax it to 512-458-7233:
TER Resources for Medical Certifiers
Any questions or comments about Texas Electronic Death Registration processes are encouraged and appreciated. Please email questions to help-ter (at) dshs.state.tx.us
Information on viewing files.
Anyone purchasing a new computer system or changing/upgrading a current system for Texas Electronic Death Registration will want to keep the following vendor preferred recommendations in mind:
- A computer with a 1.0 GHz processor or faster (Recommended but not required)
- 512MB of RAM or more (Recommended but not required)
- Windows XP operating system (Recommended but not required)
- Web Browser with Flash Player (Flash 7.0 or greater) (Flash Player can be downloaded free from the Adobe Website)
- 1024 x 768 resolution monitor (Can be adjusted using your monitor settings)
- Internet access at 56K or better (A dial-up modum can be used)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free from the Adobe Website)