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Medical Certifier Text Message Notification

Medical Certifiers can opt into TxEVER text message notifications of medical designation for a death record. If you are interested, please email FieldServices@dshs.texas.gov. We’ll send you step-by-step instructions. Local Admins can also set up their Medical Certifiers to receive text messages.


TxEVER Account Lockout

Your account will automatically lock after 90 days of inactivity. Contact your local administrator or submit a help request.

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Burial Transit Permits (BTP)

A BTP is required for a body to be removed from the state, cremated, or transported by common carrier. As per TAC 181.2(b), a death certificate “completed in so far as possible” is required before a local registrar can issue the BTP.

Local registrars are still responsible for issuing these permits. Local registrars can use the death general data entry screen to verify that a death certificate is in TxEVER.

Local registrars can require documents such as a verification of death facts, report of death, and/or an authority to cremate.

The funeral directors can print the verification of death facts and report of death from TxEVER, and the authority to cremate and can be found on the TxEVER Landing Page.

Users can now obtain Burial Transit Permits (BTPs) from TxEVER before medical and demographic verification.

For the Natural Death BTP, the medical certifier only needs to accept medical designation in TxEVER and select "Natural" as the manner of death. The medical certifier can return and complete the death certificate within the required 5 days after medical designation.

The manual BTP process can still be used as needed to issue a written BTP without a completed death certificate. BTPs have been incorporated into TxEVER. This electronic process requires the medical certifier to indicate a manner of death, but does not require medical certification.

Steps for Medical Certifier for Burial Transit Permit (PDF)

COVID-19

For the Natural Death BTP, the medical certifier only needs to accept medical designation in TxEVER and select "Natural" as the manner of death. The medical certifier can return and complete the death certificate within the required 5 days after medical designation.

Last updated November 10, 2021