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Duffy Appointed Chair of American Health Care Association’s Legal Committee

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Lane Powell is proud to announce that Shareholder Barbara J. Duffy has been appointed as chair of the American Health Care Association’s (“AHCA”) Legal Committee.

Duffy focuses her trial practice on complex, commercial, health care and regulatory disputes.  She is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014 by Best Lawyers in America for her work in Seattle Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (aka Elder Care).  Duffy is the director of the Lane Powell Litigation Department Firm-wide, and is also chair of the Lane Powell Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team.

The AHCA is a nonprofit federation of affiliate state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 nonprofit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for approximately 1 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally each day.  As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA represents the long term care community to the nation at large — to government, business leaders and the general public.  The AHCA serves as a force for change, providing information, education and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.

The National Center for Assisted Living (“NCAL”) is the assisted living voice of the AHCA.  NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development and quality initiatives.  NCAL’s proactive, national focus on assisted living legislation is backed by the strongest and most influential long term care advocacy team in the country.  NCAL members know that their voices will be heard by the national policymakers and regulators who continually seek to influence the future of assisted living.