Steven J. Maag, J.D.
Director of Residential Services of LeadingAge
Retirement Communities

Current Position:
As Director of Residential Services, I am responsible for monitoring and working on public policy, legal and regulatory issues for assisted living, continuing care retirement facilities and senior housing, as well as working with individual member facilities on specific issues they are facing. I also serve as a liaison for those issues with the state affiliates.
I also serve as the LeadingAge Board representative for The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and was board chair in 2010.

Nature of Former Practice:
In private practice with an emphasis on health care, primarily long term care. Represented numerous health care clients in all aspects of health care, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, facility/professional licensure, Medicare/Medicaid survey/certification issues, fraud and abuse investigations, corporate compliance plans, certificate of need, negotiating and drafting contracts with managed care organizations, buying and selling of facilities and general business representation.

American Health Care Association Journal, "Long Term Care Insurance - Consumer Confidence Increases Marketability", October 1985
De Novo, Seattle/King County Bar Association, "A Health Care Dilemma - Planning for Long Term", April 1988
Long Term Care Administration, National Health Publishing, Contributing Editor
Long Term Care Survey Newsletter, Health Professions Press, Managing Editor, 1990-1992
Long Term Care Handbook, "OBRA Sanctions" (with Richard J. Howard) National Health Lawyers, 1991
Technical Report "Legal Issues in Contracting with Managed Care Organizations", AAHSA, 1995

Recent Speaking Engagements
LeadingAge (formally American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)
2010, 2011 Annual Meeting: Assisted Living and CCRC Update
2009 Annual Meeting: AL/CCRC Update, Social Accountability
2008 AAHSA Future of Aging Services (April) AAHSA Annual Meeting: Sessions on Social Accountability, Not-For-Profit Tax issues, Regulatory Update

Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia and Washington on a variety of topics including Nursing Home and Assisted Living Laws and Regulations, Fair Housing, Corporate Compliance, Trends in Aging in Place, Non-Profit Tax issues, Social Accountability, and CCRC Tends for the Future.

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts 1975

Seattle University of Law, Juris Doctorate 1977

Deputy Director/Governmental Affairs,
Washington State Health Facilities Association 1983 – 1985

Director Legal & Regulatory Affairs,
Washington Health Care Association 1985 – 1988

Member - Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC 1988 – 2006

Director of Residential Communities, LeadingAge Current