A Responsible Party is the person who is responsible for making decisions for the client regarding his/her PCA services. A client may be his/her own Responsible Party. A person other than the client is assigned as a Responsible Party when the client is a minor child or an adult not capable of performing the duties of the Responsible Party. Responsible Parties monitor and verify the hours worked by the PCAs and sign timesheets. For PCA Choice clients, the Responsible Party is the direct supervisor of the PCAs and handles scheduling, hiring, terminating, and training.