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                                                                                                                     Texas Vital Statistics Conference

Welcome all to Built to Last: Together We Are Constructing The Future of Vital Statistics. The 65th Annual Texas Vital Statistics Conference hosted by, the Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Section, will equip statewide partners with essential comprehensive trainings, empower focus group discussions, and more Vital Statistics focused content such as amendments, delayed records, etc.
Attendees can choose from a variety of learning tracks, including core registration trainings with a special Keynote Speaker. The conference provides exciting roadmaps to new statewide collaborative initiatives and increased knowledge on the TxEVER registration system.

The three-day conference will take place December 4-6, 2019, and is co-sponsored by the Texas Public Health Association. Let’s Build together!

You may register at the Texas Public Health Association website: https://www.texaspha.org/page/VSAnnual

Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.

85th Session Legislation Related to Vital Statistics 

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Qualified Applicant/Proper Identification Requirements

Birth Certificate ID Requirements in Texas Poster (English)
Birth Certificate ID Requirements in Texas Brochure (English)

Requisitos de identificación para las actas de nacimiento en Texas Poster (Spanish)
Requisitos de identificación para las actas de nacimiento en Texas Brochure(Spanish)

Video about Acceptable Forms of ID for a Birth Certificate
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Information for Vital Statistics Section (VSS) partners, including birth registrars, funeral homes, local registrars, and doctors, medical examiners, and justices of the peace. 

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UPDATED — Revised Polices in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

DSHS is implementing revised policies and will also amend certain vital events forms and records in response to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell and the July 7, 2015, U.S. District Court ruling in DeLeon. The revised policies have been updated (as of August 24, 2015). Click here for additional information.

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Last updated October 1, 2019