To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
* Institutions, health and welfare generally.
* Hospitals, public or private.
* Health offices and their administration.
* Institutions and services for mentally retarded.
* Mental Health institutions and facilities.
* Geriatric hospitals.
* Nursing homes.
* Vocational rehabilitation including vocational rehabilitation homes.
* Alcoholic rehabilitation.
* Health and Human Resources Administration.
* Tuberculosis sanatoriums.
* Nurse's training programs.
* Public welfare.
* Old age assistance.
* Private and local institutions of public welfare.
* Research training and rehabilitation in the field of public welfare.
* Regulation, licensing, or certification of health-related occupations and professions.