The British Association for Immediate Care is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (number 276054). Founded in 1977 as the British Association of Immediate Care Schemes (BASICS), it is governed by its Constitution, supported by the by-laws of the Association. The trustees of the Association, elected by the membership,  have the legal responsibility for the overall governance of the Association and meet as the Executive Council. The three senior officers, elected from amongst their own ranks by the trustees, serve as the senior leadership team.