The Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS) has given Texas hospitals
authorization to use Form VS-125/175.7 (Certification of Birth Facts) when providing
the public with extracts from hospital birth records.
In addition to the criteria in GN 00302.530B., the form must show direct evidence as to its origin by one of the following:
The hospital certifier may reproduce the BVS form onto hospital letterhead and then
provide an original signature as certifier; or
The hospital or certifier seal may be affixed to the BVS form.
Accept properly certified Forms VS-125/175.7 as evidence of U.S. citizenship and evidence
of age for claims purposes or alternate evidence of age for enumeration.