Amanda Bynes is likely headed for another conservatorship, but her parents won’t be at the helm. Her doctors want her confined and medicated for up to a YEAR.
After her July 2013 hospitalization, her parents Lynn and Rick were given a conservatorship, granting them control over her legal, medical and fiscal decisions.
She was ultimately released, only to go off the rails once more when the conservatorship lapsed last month. Now here she is, under a 5150 psych hold again.
Given how pissed Bynes is at her parents, and how severe her mental illness appears to be, another conservatorship managed by doctors looks imminent.
One that can keep her confined and medicated for up to a year against her will. The plan, according to TMZ sources, is to place her under an LPS Hold.
At the behest of doctors, a judge can sign off on this if a patient is "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."
Sadly, this is likely true of Amanda, and if she’s being cared for in the hospital or another secure facility for a long period of time, that may be best for her.
The LPS Hold is far more stringent than what her parents – who can’t legally force medication on Amanda or physically restrain her – could get in court.
Since her parents conned her into the hospital with the help of Sam Lutfi, and their relationship with her was strained anyway, they have little sway with her.
Doctors successfully sought an LPS Hold on Amanda after she lit driveway on fire and doused her dog with gasoline last year, but that has since expired.
Once she is fully diagnosed near the end of the 14-day temporary hold she’s currently under, medical professionals will likely go the LPS route again.
We wish her the very best and hope that this tragic and difficult situation can be remedied, even if it takes a lot of effort and time and people to make it so.