02.06.01.13

.13 Review of Denial.

A. If the custodian denies a request to inspect or copy a public record of the Office, the applicant may, within 30 days after receipt of the notice of denial, request administrative review.

B. If the applicant requests administrative review:

(1) The review shall be governed by State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(2) The Attorney General shall issue the final decision of the Office unless the Attorney General delegates final decision authority.

C. If the review results in a total or partial denial of the request, the applicant may file an appropriate action in the circuit court under State Government Article, §10-623, Annotated Code of Maryland.

D. If the applicant does not request administrative review, the applicant may file an action for judicial enforcement under State Government Article, §10-623, Annotated Code of Maryland, without exhausting the administrative remedy.

E. This regulation does not apply if the Office denies inspection under State Government Article, §10-619, Annotated Code of Maryland.