David Friedler, LMHC, MPH Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Mental Health and Long Term Care

Keywords/Search Terms:

Standard of Care: Regulatory Compliance, Wrongful injury, Regulatory Standard of Care, Psychiatric Hospital; Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Assisted Living, Drug Alcohol Treatment Facilities CARF, Joint Commission, Hospital Regulation, Heath Care Regulation, Policy Compliance,


MPH, Yale University; MS, Southern CT State University; BA, Brandeis University

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Additional Information

David Friedler, LMHC, MPH, LNHA, CNHA Emeritus, has been a psychotherapist and administrator in the long-term care, clinical, and behavioral health treatment arena for over fifty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been employed as a clinician or clinical director or administrator in nursing home care, psychiatric hospitals, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, a Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty in treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically, Mr. Friedler has direct administrative expertise in federal and state regulations and clinical treatment facility policies and procedures, which are either directly related or patterned on the applicable regulations and national and or state standards of care. Mr. Friedler has substantial knowledge and experience regarding state or national standards of care for accreditation, licensure, and certification agencies applicable to residential treatment facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Friedler also has vast experience regarding generally accepted practices applicable to the administrative and therapeutic models and milieus applicable to the day-to-day operations of managing nursing and residential treatment facilities. Moreover, Mr.Friedler also has substantial experience in the development, implementation, and recommendations (clinical and administrative) regarding state, federal, and administrative agency regulator surveys in these settings.