re·​port·​able | \ ri-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl How to pronounce reportable (audio) \

Definition of reportable

1 : worth reporting reportable news
2 : required by law to be reported reportable income reportable diseases

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Publicly available tax filings show Scott Sleeman had reportable compensation from Alternative Services-Oregon of $213,461 for the 2017 tax year. Brad Schmidt,, "Oregon Department of Justice broadens review of nonprofit for adults with developmental disabilities," 2 Aug. 2019 Legally, it’s not considered a reportable disturbance unless there are at least two recordings of a dog barking for more than 20 minutes at a time. Cathy M. Rosenthal,, "Reader says dog barking a nuisance," 12 July 2019 Measles is a reportable disease, which means that any provider who suspects a case has to warn local health officials. NBC News, "How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak," 7 June 2019 Measles is a reportable disease, which means that any provider who suspects a case has to warn local health officials. Kaiser Health News,, "Measles outbreaks require meticulous detective work to halt the spread," 15 June 2019 Of them, 30 had disclosed an internal control reportable event in the two most-recent fiscal years. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "AZZ Replaces Auditor After Streak of Accounting Difficulties," 23 May 2019 Also, not all of the diseases included in the data were reportable for all American states and territories during the time period between 2004 and 2016. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases more than triple, since 2004, in the US," 1 May 2018 Emmert’s other reportable compensation for 2016 totaled $290,185. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, "NCAA's Mark Emmert got a nearly $500,000 raise to $2.4 million in compensation in 2016," 21 June 2018 Kavanaugh's most recent financial disclosure forms reveal reportable assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets. Amy Brittain,, "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says," 12 July 2018

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1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of reportable

US : required by law to be publicly reported to the government


re·​port·​able | \ ri-ˈpōrt-ə-bəl, -ˈpȯrt- How to pronounce reportable (audio) \

Medical Definition of reportable

: required by law to be reported reportable diseases



Legal Definition of reportable

: required by law to be reported reportable income

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