State restrict psychiatrist Marc D. Graff from prescribing controlled substances

November 13, 2013

On August 8, 2013, the Medical Board of California placed psychiatrist Marc David Graff on probation for five years with terms and conditions including a restriction on prescribing, administering, etc. with regard to Schedule II and III controlled substances. This was the result of Board findings of gross negligence by Graff in the treatment of a patient whom he continued to supply and overprescribe maximum dosages of benzodiazepines, despite his knowledge that the patient was abusing these drugs, stealing drugs from her roommate and also had a history of dependency.

2016-02-05 18:05:17
He should have had his license permanently revoked. This was not his only offense; just one that was brought to the attention of authorities. He was negligent in the withholding of information about the dangers of long term benzo use, and failed to assist patient(s) with a slow titration off of them.
He falls asleep in session as if he has a diagnosis of narcolepsy; OR was/is under the influence.
The sanctions are but a mere slap on the wrist in light of the harm he has done.

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