Amanda Bynes’ 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold was extended from three days to 14 days, but now the troubled actress could be facing a year in the hospital, TMZ reports. Doctors will reportedly be filing for conservatorship over Bynes.
While her mother, Lynn, was her conservator last time, it seems that her doctors would be her conservators if they are granted an LPS Hold. This LPS Hold will be different from the LPS Hold Lynn Bynes was given a year ago as it would allow them to medicate Bynes without her permission. Judges typically grant such holds only for patients who are "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism," according to TMZ.
Lynn Bynes’ conservatorship ended in September, but her power didn’t give her the right to restrain her daughter or medicate her without permission. Doctors will be able to do both if they get the LPS Hold. TMZ claims that the doctors will seek conservatorship in about a week, after they diagnose Bynes.
Bynes might be more inclined to listen to her doctors than her parents. She is allegedly furious that her parents put her in a hospital, saying she felt “duped... into entering the facility,” Radar Online reports.
Bynes was placed on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold on Oct. 10 after a bizarre series of events. She was arrested for a DUI, claimed to be engaged to a 19-year-old who stated he hasn’t seen her in months, accused her father of sexual abuse, and tweeted that there was a microchip in her brain.