Britney Spears has been released from the 72 hour hold at UCLA Medical Center’s psych ward — but against the doctors’ advice.
The court representatives found “no just cause” for the hold, even though her medical team and her parents felt she was safer under medical care.
By law, the courts have a hearing at the hospital to find out whether the hold is justified. This procedure is directed by a lawyer, who interviews the patient and the doctor to see if there’s “just cause” for detainment.
“This is when law and medicine collide,” says attorney Terry K. Wasserman, who’s not involved in the Spears matter, “when a lawyer can override a doctor’s opinion.”