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The Florida House of Representatives Office of the Speaker April 18, 2017 President John Thrasher Florida State University 211 Westcott Building Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 Dear President Thrasher: ‘Thank you for your letter of April 12, 2017, and the accompanying documents that I requested related to the contract between The Board of Trustees of The Florida State University (“FSU”) and Florida Psychological Associates, LLC (“FPA”), 1 recognize that the lack of direction in the appropriation for the implementation of the Mental Health Early Screening Program placed FSU in a situation it did not seek. Your willingness to have FSU retum to the State Treasury the portion of the appropriation it allocated for indirect costs associated with the agreement is commendable. Also, itis evident from the review of the documents you provided that FSU attempted to develop good measures and a strueture for the administration of the program. I support the actions you have taken to ensure FPA meets the requirements of their agreement and to withhold any further payments until that happens. FPA’s attomey informed me that it will need additional time to respond to my request for information, FPA’s performance under the contract fell short of expectations, and I continue to have concems regarding expenditures that fail to return sufficient value to the taxpayers, I look forward to their prompt response and welcome your assistance to ensure FPA provides the records I requested. Again, thank you for your responsiveness and for your support in bringing greater accountability and transparency to the appropriations process. Richard Corcoran Speaker 420 The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street, TALLAHASSEE, FL. 32399-1300 (850) 717-5000