MASON CITY, Iowa – After an investigation, the Iowa Board of Social Work is charging a former Mason City social worker with a sexual relationship with a client.
According to the charging documents, Lisa Bailey is charged with “engaging in a sexual relationship with a current client,” as well as practicing while impaired, and engaging in unethical conduct. According to the board, evidence shows that Bailey made several phone calls and text messages to a client, engaged in a sexual relationship with the same client, and admits she was “mentally distressed and taking a prescription medication that affected her judgment at the time.” Because of the relationship, documents state she was terminated from her employment.
A hearing on this case is scheduled for November 10 in Des Moines. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office will be prosecuting the case.
Bailey has a license to practice social work at the masters level active through December 31.