The Court reviewed an appeal to determine whether an appellant: (1) “properly sought the disclosure of public records by a writ of mandamus,” and (2) whether medical marijuana establishments (“MMEs”) business license identifying information must be disclosed pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act. The Court held that NRS 239.011 provides the specific means by which to challenge the disclosure of public records, and thus Respondent properly filed a petition for a writ of mandamus. Additionally, pursuant to NRS 453A.370(5), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public and Behavior Health (“Division”) has the proper authority to adopt regulations related to confidentiality of MME information. As a result, NAC 453A.714 was properly enacted and MME business license information is “exempt from disclosure.”
Griffith, Brittni, "City of Sparks vs. Reno Newspapers, Inc., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 56 (August 3, 2017)" (2017). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1072.