Even though the Texas Medical Board (TMB) has suspended disciplinary action for not completing death certificates electronically, physicians should continue signing up for and using the Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) Death Registration system. The suspension won't last forever, and violators eventually will face a $500 fine.
In November, TMB said it would refund money to physicians already fined and suspend pending cases because of physicians' complaints about the registration system. TMB said the delay in disciplining physicians would last until the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature ends in May.
If you haven't registered and aren't using the system, now is a good time to do so.
Action, Dec. 15, 2010
Last Updated On
May 12, 2016