Amanda Bynes’s Mom Drops Conservatorship, Actress May Be Held Until 2015
Amanda Bynes is currently being held at the UCLA Medical Center, with no date for when she may leave the facility. In a court appearance this week over her NYC bong-throwing incident in May, her lawyer asked for an 18-month postponement while Amanda undergoes psychiatric treatment. Meaning, it could be 2015 before Amanda gets out of care, TMZ reports.But though Amanda’s mother was responsible for getting the star the help she needs — first by becoming her conservator, and then by making choices to find Amanda the best care she could find — on September 23, she dropped her petition to continue that conservatorship.
So, why the big move? TMZ reports that since Amanda became a patient at UCLA, she has been under an LPS hold, or Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, which ensures care in California under during Amanda’s commitment.
Under this care, TMZ explains, doctors have a “tighter reign on Amanda than her mother would” if she maintained her conservatorship. And what’s more, apparently doctors are allowing Amanda’s mother to make medical and financial decisions for her daughter while she’s in their care.
The $3,500-per-day facility has been Amanda’s home since August, and according to the gossip site’s sources, it may be for a whole lot longer. “We’re told there has been no real improvement in Amanda’s condition,” TMZ reports.
We hope that’s not true, and wish Amanda the best as she continues on her path to recovery.