(1) The board shall encourage and develop podiatric residency programs in hospitals in this state and shall establish such programs by the adoption of rules, subject to the following conditions:
(a) Any residency program shall be approved by the Council of Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association.
(b) A residency program may be established only at a hospital where a duly licensed podiatric physician is on the hospital staff or is otherwise in a supervisory position.
(c) Every resident shall register with the board through the submission of forms provided by the board, which forms shall, besides other required information, reflect the date of commencement of residency.
(d) Every hospital having a residency program shall annually, on July 1 of each year, provide the board with a list of podiatric residents and such other information as is required by the board.
(e) A program in residency may not allow a resident to continue as an unlicensed resident for an aggregate period of time in excess of 3 years.
(f) A person registered as a resident podiatric physician under this section may, in the normal course of his or her employment, prescribe medicinal drugs described in schedules set forth in chapter 893 and pursuant to s. 461.003(5) if:
1. The person prescribes such medicinal drugs through use of a Drug Enforcement Administration number issued to the hospital or teaching hospital by which the person is employed or at which the person’s services are used;
2. The person is identified by a discrete suffix to the identification number issued to such hospital; and
3. The use of the institutional identification number and individual suffixes conforms to the requirements of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
(2) Notwithstanding this section or s. 120.52, any person who is registered under this section is subject to s. 461.013. (3) Any person who willfully violates paragraph (1)(f) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. (4) The board shall adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 as necessary to administer this section.