Publications - David Orentlicher

Publications - David Orentlicher

Publications - David Orentlicher's image


Oxford Handbook on Comparative Health Law (David Orentlicher & Tamara Hervey eds., 2021).

David Orentlicher, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch (New York University Press 2013).

David Orentlicher, Matters of Life and Death: Making Moral Theory Work in Medical Ethics and the Law (Princeton University Press 2001).

David Orentlicher et al., Bioethics and Public Health Law (Wolters Kluwer 4d ed. 2018) (Wolters Kluwer 3d ed. 2013) (Aspen Publishers 2d ed. 2008).

David Orentlicher et al., Health Care Law and Ethics (Wolters Kluwer 9th ed. 2018) (8th ed. 2013) (Aspen Publishers 7th ed. 2007) (Aspen Law & Business 6th ed. 2003) (5th ed. 1998).

David Orentlicher et al., Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell (West 3d ed. 2011).

Health Care Crisis? The Search for Answers (David Orentlicher et al. eds., University Publishing Group 1995).


Book Contributions

David Orentlicher, Aid in Dying in the United States: Past, Present and Future, in Politics, Persuasion and Persistence: International Perspectives on End-of-life Law Reform (Ben White and Lindy Willmott eds., Cambridge University Press 2021).

Joaquin Cayon-De Las Cuevas & David Orentlicher, Organ Transplantation, in Oxford Handbook on Comparative Health Law (David Orentlicher and Tamara Hervey, eds., Oxford University Press 2021).

David Orentlicher & Judit Sandor, Decisions at the End of Life, in Oxford Handbook on Comparative Health Law (David Orentlicher and Tamara Hervey, eds., Oxford University Press 2021).

David Orentlicher, Presumed Consent to Organ Donation, in Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch & Christopher T. Robertson eds., Johns Hopkins University Press 2016).

David Orentlicher, Societal Disregard for the Needs of the Infertile, in Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics (Leslie Francis ed., Oxford University Press 2015).

David Orentlicher, Principle and Practice for Palliative Sedation: Gaps Between the Two, in Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (Sigrid Sterckx, Kasper Raus & Freddy Mortier eds., Cambridge University Press 2013).

David Orentlicher, Human Immunodeficiency Viral Syndrome: Legal and Public-Policy Perspectives, in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion (Richard A. Shweder et al. eds., University of Chicago Press 2009).

David Orentlicher, Bioethics and Society: From the Ivory Tower to the State House, in The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape (Lisa A. Eckenwiler & Felicia G. Cohn eds., Johns Hopkins University Press 2007).

David Orentlicher, Utility, Equality, and Health Care Needs of Persons with Disabilities: Interpreting the ADA’s Requirement of Reasonable Accommodation, in Americans with Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions (Anita Silver & Leslie Francis eds., Routledge Press 2000).

David Orentlicher, Medical Ethics and the Law, in Advances in Bioethics: Bioethics for Medical Education, Vol. 5 (Rem B. Edwards et al. eds., JAI Press 1999).

David Orentlicher, The Supreme Court and Terminal Sedation: An Ethically Inferior Alternative to Physician-Assisted Suicide, in Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate (Margaret P. Battin et al. eds., Routledge Press 1998).

David Orentlicher, Genetic Privacy in the Patient-Physician Relationship, in Genetic Secrets: Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era (Mark A. Rothstein ed., Yale University Press 1997).

David Orentlicher, The Role of Professional Self-Regulation, in Regulation of the Healthcare Professions (Timothy S. Jost ed., Health Administration Press 1997).

David Orentlicher, Organ Donation—the Willing Donor, in Ethics in Emergency Medicine (Kenneth V. Iserson et al. eds., Galen Press 2d ed. 1995).

David Orentlicher, Physician-Assisted Dying: The Conflict with Fundamental Principles of American Law, in Medicine Unbound: The Human Body and the Limits of Medical Intervention (Robert H. Blank & Andrea L. Bonnicksen eds., Columbia University Press 1994).

David Orentlicher, The Growing Inaccessibility to Prenatal Care for Poor and Minority Women: A Crucial Problem for Makers of National Health Policy, in One Nation, Indivisible: The Civil Rights Challenge for the 1990s (Reginald C. Govan & William L. Taylor eds., L&B Limited 1989).



David Orentlicher, Judicial Consensus: Why the Supreme Court Should Decide Its Cases Unanimously, 54 Conn. L. Rev. 303 (2022).

David Orentlicher, Cruzan and Surrogate Decision-Making, 73 SMU L. Rev. 163 (2020). 

David Orentlicher, Ethics of Organ Procurement from the Unrepresented Patient Population, 45 J. Med. Ethics 751 (2019) (with Joseph A. Raho et al.).

David Orentlicher, Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Structure, 54 Tulsa L. Rev. 315 (2019).

David Orentlicher, Supreme Court Reform: Desirable - and Constitutionally Required, 92 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 29 (2018).

David Orentlicher, Law, Religion, and Health Care, 8 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 617 (2018).

David Orentlicher, Health Care Reform: What Has Been Accomplished? What Comes Next?, 44 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 397 (2018).

David Orentlicher, Healthcare, Health, and Income, 46 J. L. Med. & Ethics 567 (2018).

David Orentlicher, The Physician's Duty to Treat During Pandemics, 108 American J. Pub. Health 1459 (2018).

David Orentlicher, Politics and the Supreme Court: The Need for Ideological Balance, 79 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 411 (2018).

David Orentlicher, International Perspectives on Physician Assistance in Dying, 46 Hastings Ctr. Rep. 6 (2016).

David Orentlicher, Economic Inequality and College Admissions Policies, 26 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 101 (2016).

David Orentlicher, Political Dysfunction and the Election of Donald Trump: Problems of the U.S. Constitution’s Presidency, 50 Ind. L. Rev. 247 (2016).

David Orentlicher, Controlling Health Care Spending: More Patient “Skin in the Game?, 13 Ind. Health L. Rev. 348 (2016).

David Orentlicher, Off-Label Marketing, the First Amendment, and Federalism, 50 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 89 (2016).

David Orentlicher et al., Clinical Criteria for Physician Aid in Dying, 19 J. Palliative Med. 259 (2016).

David Orentlicher, Abortion and Compelled Physician Speech, 43 J. L., Med. & Ethics 9 (2015).

David Orentlicher, Medicaid at 50: No Longer Limited to the “Deserving” Poor?, 15 Yale J. Health Pol’y, L., & Ethics 185 (2015).

David Orentlicher, Aging Populations and Physician Aid in Dying: The Evolution of State Government Policy, 48 Ind. L. Rev. 111 (2014).

David Orentlicher, Employer-Based Health Care Insurance: Not So Exceptional After All, 36 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 541 (2014).

David Orentlicher, Concussions and Sports: Introduction, 42 J. L., Med. & Ethics 281 (2014).

David Orentlicher et al., The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying, 311 JAMA 1961 (2014).

David Orentlicher, Health Care Reform and Efforts to Encourage Healthy Behavior by Individuals, 92 N.C. L. Rev. 1637 (2014).

David Orentlicher, The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Economic Health More than Physical Health?, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 1057 (2014).

David Orentlicher, A Restatement of Health Care Law, 79 Brook. L. Rev. 435 (2014).

David Orentlicher, NFIB v. Sebelius: Proportionality in the Exercise of Congressional Power, 2013 Utah L. Rev. 463 (2013).

David Orentlicher, The FDA’s Graphic Tobacco Warning and the First Amendment, 369 New Eng. J. Med. 204 (2013).

David Orentlicher, Deactivating Implanted Cardiac Devices: Euthanasia or the Withdrawal of Treatment?, 39 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1287 (2013).

David Orentlicher, Concussion and Football: Failures to Respond by the NFL and the Medical Profession, 8 FIU L. Rev. 17 (2013).

David Orentlicher, Insights from a National Conference: “Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Medicine, 40 J. L., Med. & Ethics 436 (2012).

David Orentlicher, Rights to Health Care in the United States: Inherently Unstable, 38 Am. J. L. & Med. 436 (2012).

David Orentlicher, Toward Acceptance of Uterus Transplants, 42 Hastings Ctr. Rep. 12 (2012).

David Orentlicher, Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Mandate: Based in Politics, Not Law, 160 U. Penn. L. Rev. PENNumbra 19 (2011).

David Orentlicher, Controlling Health Care Costs through Public, Transparent Processes: The Conflict Between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible, 36 J. Corp. L. 807 (2011).

David Orentlicher, Can Congress Make You Buy Broccoli? And Why It Doesn’t Matter, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 9 (2011).

David Orentlicher, The Commerical Speech Doctrine in Health Regulation: The Clash Between the Public Interest in a Robust First Amendment and the Public Interest in Effective Protection from Harm, 37 Am. J. L. & Med. 299 (2011).

David Orentlicher, Cost Containment and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 6 FIU L. Rev. 65 (2010).

David Orentlicher et al., Using Payroll Deduction to Shelter Individual Health Insurance from Income Tax, 46 Health Servs. Res. 348 (2011).

David Orentlicher, The Legislative Process Is Not Fit for the Abortion Debate, 41 Hastings Ctr. Rep. 13 (2011).

David Orentlicher, Rationing Health Care: It’s a Matter of the Health Care System’s Structure, 19 Annals Health L. 449 (2010).

David Orentlicher, Prescription Data Mining and the Protection of Patients’ Interests, 38 J. L., Med. & Ethics 74 (2010).

David Orentlicher, Discrimination Out of Dismissiveness: The Example of Infertility, 85 Ind. L.J. 143 (2010).

David Orentlicher, Multiple Embryo Transfers: Time for Policy, 40 Hastings Ctr. Rep. 12 (2010).

David Orentlicher, Health Care Law: A Field of Gaps, 19 Annals Health L. 1 (2010).

David Orentlicher, Health Care Reform: Beyond Ideology, 301 JAMA 1816 (2009).

David Orentlicher, Presumed Consent to Organ Donation: Its Rise and Fall in the United States, 61 Rutgers L. Rev. 295 (2009).

David Orentlicher, Making Research a Requirement of Treatment: Why We Should Sometimes Let Doctors Pressure Patients to Participate in Research, 35 Hastings Ctr. Rep. 20 (2005).

David Orentlicher, Diversity: A Fundamental American Principle, 70 Mo. L. Rev. 777 (2005).

David Orentlicher & Christopher M. Callahan, Feeding Tubes, Slippery Slopes and Physician-Assisted Suicide, 25 J. Legal Med. 389 (2004).

David Orentlicher, The Rise and Fall of Managed Care: A Predictable Tragic Choices Phenomenon, 47 St. Louis U. L.J. 411 (2003).

David Orentlicher, Universality and Its Limits: When Research Ethics Can Reflect Local Conditions, 30 J. L., Med. & Ethics 403 (2002).

David Orentlicher, Conflicts of Interest and the Constitution, 59 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 713 (2002).

David Orentlicher, Placebo-Controlled Trials of New Drugs: Ethical Considerations, 24 Diabetes Care 771 (2001).

David Orentlicher, Beyond Cloning: Expanding Reproductive Options for Same-Sex Couples, 66 Brook. L. Rev. 651 (2000).

David Orentlicher & Arthur Caplan, The Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999: A Serious Threat to Palliative Care, 283 JAMA 255 (2000).

David Orentlicher & Lois Snyder, Can Assisted Suicide Be Regulated?, 11 J. Clinical Ethics 358 (2000).

David Orentlicher, Medical Malpractice: Treating the Causes Instead of the Symptoms, 38 med. Care 247 (2000).

David Orentlicher, Third Party Payments to Criminal Defense Lawyers: Revisiting United States v. Hodge and Zweig, 69 Fordham L. Rev. 1083 (2000).

David Orentlicher, The Implementation of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act: Reassuring, but More Data Are Needed, 6 Psychol., Pub. Pol’y, & L. 489 (2000).

David Orentlicher, Euthanasia and Law in the Netherlands, 25 J. Health Pol., Pol’y & L. 387 (2000).

David Orentlicher, Advertising Policies of Medical Journals: Conflicts of Interest for Journal Editors and Professional Societies, 27 J. L., Med. & Ethics 113 (1999).

David Orentlicher, Representing Defendants on Charges of Economic Crime: Unethical When Done for a Fee, 49 Emory L.J. 1339 (1999).

David Orentlicher, Cloning and Preservation of Family Integrity, 59 La. L. Rev. 1019 (1999).

David Orentlicher, The Misperception that Bioethics and the Law Lag Behind Advances in Biotechnology, 33 Ind. L. Rev. 163 (1998).

David Orentlicher, Practice Guidelines: A Limited Role in Resolving Rationing Decisions, 46 J. Am. Geriatrics Soc’y 369 (1998).

David Orentlicher, The Alleged Distinction Between Euthanasia and the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment: Conceptually Incoherent and Impossible to Maintain, 1998 U. Ill. L. Rev. 837 (1998).

David Orentlicher, Affirmative Action and Texas’ Ten Percent Solution: Improving Diversity and Quality, 74 Notre Dame L. Rev. 181 (1998).

David Orentlicher, Spanking and Other Corporal Punishment of Children by Parents: Undervaluing Children, Overvaluing Pain, 35 Hous. L. Rev. 147 (1998).

David Orentlicher, The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide—Rejecting Assisted Suicide but Embracing Euthanasia, 337 New Eng. J. Med. 1236 (1997).

David Orentlicher, The Supreme Court and Terminal Sedation: Rejecting Assisted Suicide, Embracing Euthanasia, 25 Hastings Con. L.Q. 947 (1997).

David Orentlicher, The Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Very Modest Revolution, 38 B.C. L. Rev. 443 (1997).

David Orentlicher, The Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide, 335 New Eng. J. Med. 663 (1996).

David Orentlicher, Psychosocial Assessment of Organ Transplant Candidates and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 18 Gen. Hosp. Psychiatry 5s (1996).

David Orentlicher, Destructuring Disability: Rationing of Health Care and Unfair Discrimination Against the Sick, 31 Harv. Civ. Rts.-Civ. Liberties L. Rev. 49 (1996).

David Orentlicher, Paying Physicians More To Do Less: Financial Incentives to Limit Care, 30 U. Rich. L. Rev. 155 (1996) (cited by Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211, 220 (2000)).

David Orentlicher, Health Care Reform and the Threat to the Patient-Physician Relationship, 5 Health Matrix: J. L.-Med. 141 (1995).

David Orentlicher, Managed Care and the Threat to the Patient-Physician Relationship, 10 Trends Health Care, L. & Ethics 19 (1995).

David Orentlicher, Organ Retrieval from Anencephalic Infants: Understanding the AMA’s Recommendations, 23 J. L., Med. & Ethics 401 (1995).

David Orentlicher, Physician Advocacy for Patients Under Managed Care, 6 J. Clinical Ethics 333 (1995).

David Orentlicher, Rationing and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 271 JAMA 308 (1994).

David Orentlicher, The Limitations of Legislation, 53 Md. L. Rev. 1255 (1994).

David Orentlicher, The Influence of a Professional Organization on Physician Behavior, 57 Alb. L. Rev. 583 (1994).

David Orentlicher, Caring for the Poor and Professional Liability: Is There a Need for Tort Reform?, 270 JAMA 1740 (1993).

David Orentlicher, The Illusion of Patient Choice in End-of-Life Decisions, 267 JAMA 2101 (1992).

David Orentlicher, Corporal Punishment in the Schools, 267 JAMA 3205 (1992).

David Orentlicher et al., Sources of Concern About the Patient Self-Determination Act, 325 New Eng. J. Med. 1666 (1991).

David Orentlicher, HIV-Infected Surgeons: Behringer v. Medical Center, 266 JAMA 1134 (1991).

David Orentlicher et al., Advance Directives on Admission: Clinical Implications and Analysis of the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990, 266 JAMA 402 (1991).

David Orentlicher, Denying Treatment to the Noncompliant Patient, 265 JAMA 1579 (1991).

David Orentlicher, The Right to Die after Cruzan, 264 JAMA 2444 (1990).

David Orentlicher, Drug Testing of Physicians, 264 JAMA 1039 (1990).

David Orentlicher, Advance Medical Directives, 263 JAMA 2365 (1990).

David Orentlicher, Genetic Screening by Employers, 263 JAMA 1005 (1990).

David Orentlicher et al., Ethics in Cardiovascular Medicine. Task Force II: The Relation of Cardiovascular Specialists to Patients, Other Physicians and Physician-Owned Organizations, 16 J. Am. C. Cardiologists 11 (1990).

David Orentlicher, Cruzan v. Director of Missouri Department of Health: An Ethical and Legal Perspective, 262 JAMA 2928 (1989).

David Orentlicher, Physician Participation in Assisted Suicide, 262 JAMA 1844 (1989).

David Orentlicher et al., A Fault-Based Administrative Alternative for Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims, 42 Vand. L. Rev. 1365 (1989).

David Orentlicher, Does Mother Know Best?, 40 Hastings L.J. 1111 (1989).

David Orentlicher, Note, Organizational Papers and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, 99 Harv. L. Rev. 640 (1986).

David Orentlicher, Book Note, Medical Malpractice: Theory, Evidence, and Public Policy, 99 Harv. L. Rev. 2001 (1986).

David Orentlicher, Case Comment, Monopolization and the Duty to Cooperate: Aspen Skiing Co. v. Aspen Highlands Skiing Corp., 99 Harv. L. Rev. 275 (1985).

David Orentlicher et al., Computerized Patient-Flow Analysis of Local Family Planning Clinics, 13 Fam. Plan. Persp. 164 (1981).


American Medical Association Staff Authorship

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Ethical Issues in the Patenting of Medical Procedures, 53 Food & Drug L.J. 341 (1998).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Managed Care Cost Containment Involving Prescription Drugs, 53 Food & Drug L.J. 25 (1998).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Decisions Near the End of Life, 267 JAMA 2229 (1992).

Board of Trustees, Requirements or Incentives by Government for the Use of Long-Acting Contraceptives, 267 JAMA 1818 (1992).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Sexual Misconduct in the Practice of Medicine, 266 JAMA 2741 (1991).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Use of Genetic Testing by Employers, 266 JAMA 1827 (1991).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Gender Disparities in Clinical Decision Making, 266 JAMA 559 (1991).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, 265 JAMA 1868 (1991).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Editorial, Gifts to Physicians From Industry, 265 JAMA 2663 (1990).

Board of Trustees, Legal Interventions During Pregnancy: Court-Ordered Medical Treatments and Legal Penalties for Potentially Harmful Behavior by Pregnant Women, 264 JAMA 2663 (1990).

Council on Scientific Affairs & Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Conflicts of Interest in Medical Center/Industry Research Relationships, 263 JAMA 2790 (1990).

Board of Trustees, Frozen Pre-Embryos, 263 JAMA 2484 (1990).

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Black-White Disparities in Health Care, 263 JAMA 2344 (1990).

Council on Scientific Affairs & Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Medical Applications of Fetal Tissue Transplantation, 263 JAMA 565 (1990).

Council on Scientific Affairs & Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Persistent Vegetative State and the Decision to Withdraw or Withhold Life Support, 263 JAMA 426 (1990).