Amanda Bynes’ New Psych Hold: One Year of Involuntary Confinement and Medication
TMZ reports that the actress, who was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold last Friday, will likely be under a strict new conservatorship soon. This time, it could have Amanda confined and medicated for a year.
The involuntary LPS hold is reserved for individuals who are “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.” And according to TMZ, it will be far more imposing for the 28-year-old than living under her parents’ conservatorship has been.
If granted by a judge, the conservatorship will keep Amanda confined at either her hospital or another “secure facility,” where she may be medicated without consent. Previously, her parents could not legally keep her medicated or restrained.
This would mark the second LPS hold for Amanda Bynes – her first expired just last month. The new conservatorship could be requested within this week, “after Amanda is fully diagnosed.”