.13 Review of a Denial.

A. If the custodian denies a written request for a reason other than that the record is destroyed, lost, or temporarily unavailable, the requester may, within 30 days after receipt of a notice of denial, request an administrative hearing.

B. If the administrative hearing results in a total or partial denial of the written request, the requester may file an appropriate action in the circuit court in accordance with State Government Article, § 10-623, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. A requester who is denied access to a public record may file an action for judicial review under State Government Article, §10-623, Annotated Code of Maryland, without exhausting the administrative remedy set forth in this regulation.