LITTLE ROCK — The federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved a final action plan for correcting problems at the State Hospital, the state Department of Human Services said Tuesday.

LITTLE ROCK — The federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved a final action plan for correcting problems at the State Hospital, the state Department of Human Services said Tuesday.

The actions in the plan were recommended by Compass Clinical Consulting of Cincinnati, which the state hired last year to help with a top-to-bottom review of the mental hospital.

The review is required under an agreement the state reached with the federal government that allows the hospital to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds despite having been found out of compliance with federal standards last December.

The actions in the 71-page plan include educating staff members about patients’ rights, developing a program to monitor for any changes that could affect the quality of care and finding ways to reduce the use of restraints and seclusion, among other things.

DHS already has changed the hospital’s leadership. Charles Smith, the hospital’s former CEO, resigned in June at the request of DHS Director John Selig.

Smith later was named assistant administrator of the Arkadelphia Human Development Center. Randy Fale is serving as interim CEO.

Also in June, David Laffoon resigned as the director of DHS’ Division of Behavioral Health Services. Jennifer Gallaher started on the job in October.