Under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, a DHB board has three statutory advisory committees which typically consist of both members of the public and board members of the DHB. These committees provide a key means for community voices to be heard.
The HAC gives advice arising from its Waitemata DHB provider-side perspective and its assessment of strategic issues relating to the provision of hospital services by or through the DHB.
The CPHAC gives advice on the health status and needs of the resident population, the priorities for the use of health funding, and the development of funding strategies and policies. CPHAC shares the same membership and meetings with Auckland DHB's CPHAC.
The DSAC advises on disability issues. The main focus for this committee is in the areas of reviewing and advising on disability issues and policy across the organisation, and advocacy on disability issues for the district. DSAC shares the same memberhsip and meetings with Auckland DHB's DSAC.
The MHGAC provides advice to the board in respect of all issues relating to Māori health and development. MHGAC shares common membership and meetings with Auckland DHB's MHGAC.
This committee meets every six weeks. Meetings are not open to the general public.