On the Job, Professional Identity, Scope of Practice

Medical Assisting across State Lines

I recently received the following two questions:

  1. Is a medical assistant permitted to cross state lines and work in two different states at the same time?
  2. Are there any CMAs (AAMA) working as “traveling medical assistants,” similar to “traveling RNs”?


A medical assistant is permitted to work in two different states as long as the medical assistant is abiding by the medical assisting laws in both states, and meets any credentialing requirements in the two states.

There is nothing in the laws of any state that forbids a medical assistant from working for more than one employer.  If that is your definition of a “traveling medical assistant,” it is permissible for a CMA (AAMA) to work in in this capacity.