A. A complaint against a member who resigns after the complaint is filed will be processed according to the procedures outlined below. If a sanction is imposed, the former member cannot rejoin ACPE until the terms of the sanction have been fulfilled.

B. If a complaint is filed against a former member who resigned or was removed from ACPE at least one year prior to the filing of the complaint, the complaint will not be processed or retained. In situations of less than a year, the complaint may go forward.

C. Where applicable, requests for resignation will be deferred until a pending complaint is resolved.

D. In each of the above situations (A-C), if the respondent does not participate throughout the ethics complaint process, there is no right of appeal of the finding or sanction. Notification and publication of the finding and sanction will be as described in Section XIV.