Jan Newsom, J.D.
Jan Newsom is an attorney at the firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP in Dallas, Texas.Jan Newsom is an attorney at the firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP in Dallas, Texas.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Jan received her law degree in December 1971. Jan is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, having served as a former chairperson of the Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association and also is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.
Jan is an experienced health care attorney, and her practice focuses on regulatory and transactional issues for institutions and health care providers. Her current practice involves representation of hospitals, surgery centers, physicians and other health care providers, and HMOs and PPOs addressing various employer-healthcare program issues. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops on health care related topics including HIPAA, Medical Records Requirements, Fraud and Abuse and the Stark laws, Managed Care Liability, and Peer Review/Quality Improvement.
Jan learned about Hand Therapy through a fortuitous meeting with a CHT during her work for the Dallas Symphony League. After hearing about how dedicated and willing CHTs were to enhancing professional recognition of the profession, through volunteer service on the HTCC Board, she jumped at the opportunity to serve as the Public Member of the Board. Jan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the HTCC Board in the areas of credentialing, licensing, and insurance regulations. Jan was elected to the board in 1995, and also serves on the Executive, Recertification, Audit, International and Governance Committees.