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

Examples of reportable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poll does not include a breakdown of Black residents because only 24 of the 500 people surveyed were Black, which is too small a sample for reportable results. Andrea Lopez-villafaña, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Most San Diegans would take COVID vaccine; 22% say probably not," 16 Nov. 2020 The 57 reportable bar and restaurant outbreaks in October was a one-month record. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "Tougher enforcement of Minnesota bars, restaurants not on COVID menu," 15 Nov. 2020 All such contacts are considered reportable offenses, according to the document. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Alexandria City Public Schools approves revisions to contract with police," 30 Oct. 2020 The reportable disease data DPH received did not specifically identify cases among residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities separate from those reported by hospitals, or among people who lived in the community. Dave Altimari,, "Unprepared: Lapses in planning, communication and safety left Connecticut’s nursing homes exposed when the coronavirus pandemic struck in force," 18 Oct. 2020 In its letter to Battelle this week, the FDA said Battelle hadn’t identified a single reportable adverse event as of early August. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "FDA Warns Mask-Cleaner Battelle Over Inadequate Reporting," 8 Oct. 2020 But often, said Public Citizen Health Research Group's AbuDagga, hospitals will take actions that aren't reportable or allow problem doctors to resign. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Discipline against bad doctors plummets amid COVID-19 – and more medical errors may slip through cracks," 8 Sep. 2020 The city's bureau of health issued flu warnings and upgraded it to a reportable disease. USA Today, "100 years ago, Philadelphia chose a parade over social distancing during the 1918 Spanish flu – and paid a heavy price," 22 May 2020 The organization, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists or C.S.T.E., recommended that Covid-19 be considered a nationally reportable illness and gave guidelines about how cases should be defined and identified. Pam Belluck, New York Times, "its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus,," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of reportable

1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reportable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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