April 7, 2010

Professor Tripp to Serve on National Health Care Standards Committee


Ms. Lisa Tripp, Assistant Professor of Health Care Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, has been selected to be part of the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum’s National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Homes project. The Steering Committee is responsible for selecting the standard metrics used to evaluate, assess and improve the quality of care provided by chronic and post-acute care nursing facilities. Professor Tripp practiced health care law and commercial litigation prior to joining the faculty of John Marshall Law School in 2006. As an attorney for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Professor Tripp focused primarily on elder abuse. She litigated many cases against nursing homes involving physical and sexual abuse, neglect and substandard care. To read more about the National Quality Forum and the National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Homes, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Home.aspx.